Peoria's history, population, vision/mission statements, sustainability efforts, redistricting, and construction projects. Info on the P83 district, schools, the Peoria Leadership Institute seminar, and diversity.

Information on the City Council including agendas , the Mayor, the Municipal Court, City Manager and ADA along with the city's various initiatives.

News from the city of Peoria, press releases from the Office of Commnications, links to RSS feeds and E-News signup. View programming on Channel 11, PeoriaTV.

Information on the employment process, a listing of current open jobs, how to apply on-line and a list of all jobs and salaries at the city.

 A listing of links to directories of city services, including all online e-services.

The city of Peoria Municipal Complex is home to City Hall, the Council Chambers, the Main Library, the Development and Community Services Building, the Public Safety Administration Building, and the Municipal Court.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

The City of Peoria budget is managed by the Management and Budget Division. Find copies of the latest Program Budget and the CIP here.


The City Code and  Zoning Ordinace, with updates are located here. Also, find the City Charter, and legal statements related to the website, including our Privacy Notice.

City Manager’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

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Home and Property Resources includes information on trash pickup,water conservation, swimming  pool issues and recycling, along with other relevant information for homeowners.

Neighborhood Resources includes information on dealing with graffiti removal, block parties, animal control, street repairs, odors and other neighborhood related quality of life issues.

Helpful services provided by the fire and police departments. Report criminal activity, locate crime information, register alarms, and learn about crime prevention.

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This section contains information and links to the Peoria Public Library's website, the Arts Commission, the Center for Performing Arts, and Annual Arts festivals and Celebrations. 

Information on recreation programs and classes, afterschool and preschool programs, sports leagues and locations and amenities of city parks.

Information on bus routes, park and ride, dial a ride and bicycle paths. Also, road closures and lane restrictions.

Use this page to find information on the city of Peoria website of interest to builders and developers.Included are inspections, zoning and zoning ordinance, the city code, general plan, permitting, and impact fees.

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Business and Real EstateDevelopment, and other assistance for businesses and developers finding sites, understanding the area, and growing their businesses. Links to the Building Development Division and PeoriaED.Com.

Information on Building Permits. Find out about permits for signs, temporary use of property, filming, and alarms. Download forms and track applications for development, building, planning and engineering permits.

The city's main document portal for development related documents including planning and zoning, building, engineering and fire prevention.

The Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex each February and March. Everything you need to know is at PeoriaSpringTraining.com.

A listing of area hotels, motels and RV Parks, listed by distance from the Peoria Sports Complex.

The city of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona.

Links to Items of interest to tourists, including VisitPeoriaaz.com, our official tourism website.

The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts consists of a 280 seat main stage auditorium and an 80+ seat black box theater, designed to bring award winning community theater to downtown Peoria. 

City of Peoria hiking trails information, directions and maps.

A listing of links to maps available on the city of Peoria Website.

Special Events, sponsored and hosted by the city, held throughout the year at the Peoria Sports Complex, Oldtown Peoria and other areas.

The Peoria Sports Complex is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners during spring training, and many other events throughout the year.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Peoria, Gateway to Lake Pleasant

The City of Peoria, Arizona is proud to be the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant," one of the finest water recreation areas in Arizona. The Lake Pleasant Regional Park is managed by the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department. Revenue collected from special events and entrance fees are used for operation of the park.

The lake headquarters houses the Park Supervisor, administrative staff, law enforcement agencies and other organizations including the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Coast Guard Auxiliary.

View maps of Lake Pleasant 

NEW! Reserve campsites, buy annual passes online!

The Lake Pleasant Regional Park headquarters can be reached by calling (602) 372-7460.

The Special Events Coordinator can be reached at (602) 372-7460 ext. 200.

For City of Peoria events at the park, call the Community Services Department at
(623) 773-7137.

Special Advisory: Restriction on Motorized Vehicles in Agua Fria Conservation Area 

Maricopa County’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Bureau of Reclamation and multiple partnering agencies are very concerned about the illegal dumping, shooting and off-highway vehicle use at the Lake Pleasant Regional Park Agua Fria Conservation Area which is located south of Table Mesa Road.  In order to ensure public safety and to protect the conservation area, the agencies have agreed that it is necessary to enforce the restriction on motorized vehicle use in the conservation area. Effective July 1, 2007, in accordance with the Park Rule R-107 and 1995 Park Master Plan, the restriction on motorized vehicle use at the Agua Fria Conservation Area entrance will be enforced. Park visitors may continue to fish, hike, bike, picnic, and camp in the conservation area. All supplies will need to be carried into the site without the use of motorized vehicles.

At this time, the agencies would like to encourage individuals who witness any illegal activity in the area to contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office at (602) 876-1011. Future developments on the Agua Fria Conservation Area will be made available to the public at www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/agua_fria.

Park Facilities

Main Entrance 

The entrance to the park is located 2 miles north of State Route 74 off Castle Hot Springs Road. The main entry station can be reached by calling (928) 501-1710. The following facilities are accessed through the Main Entrance.

Desert Tortoise Campground – The Desert Tortoise Day Use picnic area contains 10 covered tables with grills and is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.Groups only may reserve the area for picnicing or camping by calling the Events Coordinator at 602-372-7460, ext. 200.

Group Campground - For groups of 10 or more RV or tent camping. Includes covered ramadas, grills, picnic tables and restroom and shower facilities. Opened in April 2003.

RV Dump Station - Opened in April 2003.

10-lane Boat Ramp – paved and functional to a water elevation of 1600 feet. Parking available for 590 vehicles with boat trailers.

Roadrunner Campground and Picnic Area – 72 sites for RV and tent camping with picnic tables, ramadas and grills. All have water and electric hook-ups. 20 sites are for tents only in the picnic area. Restrooms and showers are available.

Overlook / Visitor Center – The Overlook Center hours vary based on staff and volunteer availability. Please call (623) 780-9857 or (928) 501-1710 for visitor center's open status. Information about the Central Arizona Project, Waddell Dam, and Lake Pleasant Park is available as well as a gift shop.

North Entrance

The second entrance to the park is located 3 miles north on Castle Hot Springs Road, past the main entrance. All fees apply to this area as well (see below for fee structure). The north entrance provides access to the four-lane boat ramp, two restrooms, shoreline camping, and the Cottonwood day use picnic area.

Cottonwood Day Use Area – the Cottonwood day use picnic area contains 23 covered tables with grills and is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. There are no covered ramadas. Arrangements may be made for groups and overnight stays in the picnic area by calling the Special Events Coordinator at (602) 372-7460 ext. 200.

4-Lane Boat Ramp – paved and functional to a water level of 1600 feet. Restrooms, and parking for 112 vehicles with boat trailers.

Group Activities at Lake Pleasant:

To schedule fishing tournaments, company picnics, water course races, etc. please contact the Special Events Coordinator at (602) 372-7460 ext. 200. All events must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Fee Structure:

The fee structure at Lake Pleasant has changed. Visit the Maricopa County Lake Pleasant pages for details.


Cottonwood and Desert Tortoise Day Use areas: Individual sites available to the public, first come, first served.

Group Picnic Areas:

Ramada Reservations Fees - Visit Maricopa County's Lake Pleasant park fees page for current fees.

Large groups and overnight stays in picnicking area by special arrangement only. Contact the Special Events Coordinator at (602) 372-7460 ext. 200.

Park Rules:

  • Entry permits must be displayed in vehicle. Permits are for day use only. Camping requires an additional fee
  • Maximum length of stay for camping is 14 nights and 15 days unless extended by park staff.
  • It is unlawful to drain water directly onto the ground or in bathroom facilities.
  • Pets are welcome, but must be under control and on a leash no greater than 6 feet in length.
  • Quiet hours are from10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Televisions, radios, generators, and activity must not disturb others during this time.
  • Maximum 2 vehicles per site.
  • Maximum 2 tents per site.
  • Campground checkout time is 12 p.m.
  • No loaded firearms.
  • No glass bottles.
  • No off-road driving is permitted – all vehicles must stay on designated roads.
  • Picnic only in designated day use or shoreline areas.
  • Campsites are available on first come first served basis.