About Us

The Friends of Rocky Glen is a nonprofit organization working to protect this unique and historical geologic area near Peoria, Il.  The land was purchased by the City of Peoria in December, 2012 and then given to the Peoria Park District to form Rocky Glen Park.  Rocky Glen Park is now open to the public from dawn to dusk.  Thanks to generous donors, a parking lot has been built and trails have been established, including signage and memorial benches.  The Friends of Rocky Glen are happy and proud to welcome you to the Peoria Park District’s newest park!


The Friends of Rocky Glen is organized for the sole purpose of permanently preserving the property known as Rocky Glen, located in Peoria County, Illinois.  Such protection shall include, but not be limited to, establishing a permanent owner who will safeguard the area in perpetuity, managing it to minimize human impact, protecting native flora and fauna and maintaining historic features and scenic qualities.

Board of Directors

  • David Pittman – President
  • Rick Fox – Vice President
  • Lynn Dempsey – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ed Stermer – Director
  • Marshall Hopkins – Director
  • Cheryl Resnick – Director
  • Teresa Smith – Director
  • Clark Abraham – Director