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CityLink to Provide Limited-Service Shuttle to Wildlife Prairie Park

CityLink is partnering with Wildlife Prairie Park to provide a limited-service shuttle from the Downtown Peoria Transit Center (407 SW Adams, Peoria, IL 61602) to Wildlife Prairie Park (3826 N Taylor Rd, Hanna City, IL 61536) on Sundays.  This shuttle service begins on Sunday, May 30, 2021 and will conclude on Sunday, June 27, 2021.  The dates for the shuttle may be extended after ridership is evaluated.

“We are pleased to begin a limited-service shuttle to Wildlife Prairie Park this summer.  The shuttle provides an opportunity for our passengers to access the park and offers an alternative transportation option for residents visiting the park to save on gas.  We are hopeful that people will take advantage of the shuttle and we can make plans to extend service beyond June 27,” said CityLink General Manager Doug Roelfs.

Below is a list of the approximate shuttle times departing the Transit Center.  The shuttle will arrive at Wildlife Prairie Park approximately 30 minutes after departing the Transit Center.

  • 9:30 a.m. – Departs Transit Center
  • 12:00 p.m. – Departs Transit Center
  • 2:30 p.m. – Departs Transit Center
  • 3:45 p.m. – Departs Transit Center
  • 5:00 p.m. – Departs Transit Center***

***Please note that passengers will not be allowed entry to the park one hour prior to the listed closing and this departure is to bring the shuttle to the park for the final departure from the park to the Transit Center.

Below is a list of the approximate shuttle times departing Wildlife Prairie Park.  The shuttle will arrive at the Transit Center approximately 30 minutes after departing Wildlife Prairie Park.

  • 10:15 a.m. – Departs Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 12:45 p.m. – Departs Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 3:15 p.m. – Departs Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 4:30 p.m. – Departs Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 5:35 p.m. – Departs Wildlife Prairie Park

Passengers will be dropped off the Wildlife Prairie Park Visitor Center, where they can purchase entry to the park.  Passengers taking the shuttle will be required to pay a regular bus fare – $1.00 per ride for adults, $0.50 per ride for students and seniors and children under 54 inches ride free.  Exact change is required as bus operators cannot make change.  Passengers may also use a CityLink 30-Day Pass or Day Pass to ride the shuttle.

“Access to nature is critical.  We are looking forward to building this partnership with CityLink to increase consistent access to Wildlife Prairie Park for the Peoria area and beyond,” said Wildlife Prairie Park Executive Director/CEO Roberta English.

For questions regarding CityLink service and routes, please call 676-4040 or visit the Schedules & Routes page of this website.  Wildlife Prairie Park is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays this summer through Labor Day.  More information on Wildlife Prairie Park can be found by calling 309-676-0998 or visiting www.wildlifeprairiepark.org.  Tickets may be pre-purchased online at www.wildlifeprairiepark.org/general-admission or in-person at the park.

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