Old Town Peoria

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Downtown Peoria is an up-and-coming destination for locals and visitors alike! From local beverages to parks and gathering spaces, there's something new to enjoy in Peoria's historic Old Town neighborhood. It's also a focal point for arts and culture, with the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, the Community Center and public art pieces adorning the area.

You can find the following in the blocks between Peoria Avenue to Madison Street and 83rd to 84th avenues.  Come experience what Downtown Peoria has to offer! View a calendar of upcoming events to find out about fun activities happening in the Old Town area.

Lucidi Distilling Co.

Located in the Washington Block of Peoria's downtown district, Lucidi Distilling offers a variety of locally made spirits including vodka, rum, gin, whiskey and more. Distillery tours and tastings are offered on Sundays by appointment.

The building was constructed 1920 as the Paramount Theater, later renamed the Peoria Theater. It was converted to Fire Station #1 when the city was incorporated in 1954, and served that function for the next 52 years. Lucidi opened its doors in the modernized structure in 2016.

8307 W. Washington St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 299-8779

Driftwood Coffee Co.

Driftwood Coffee offers a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a locally-brewed cup of specialty coffee, espresso, tea or other beverage. In a hurry? Buy a growler and take your coffee to go. Located adjacent to Axiom Church, Driftwood also offers pastries and other grab-and-go items. Open daily.

8295 W. Jefferson St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 282-2827

Osuna Park

Osuna Park is Peoria's oldest city park, dating to the early 1900s. It is named after Johnny E. Osuna, a former city councilmember serving from 1980-1987. The park features many amenities including a decorative walking path, architectural steel trellises with picnic areas and a grassy turf centerpiece.

The arts are highlighted at Osuna Park with tile mosaics, bronze sculptures, and the public art piece "Back on Track" by artist Kevin Berry, which was installed by the Peoria Arts Commission in 2013. A unique feature within Osuna Park is Harmony Park, an interactive outdoor musical display featuring musical bells, tubes, and a xylophone. The free attraction is open to all ages and abilities.

The park also features a public restroom building styled to look like a historic railroad depot, which speaks to Peoria's history as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad. Adjacent to the park is the historic Peoria Jail House, constructed in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). 

10510 N 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345

Edwards Hotel


Located on the southeast corner of 84th Drive and Washington Street, the Edwards Hotel is one of Peoria's most significant historic properties. Built in 1918, it was the first hotel constructed in the city. A complete renovation is underway, with the hotel slated to reopen as a boutique property and haunted hotel.

Peoria Historic Square

Old Town Peoria features many historic buildings such as the Peoria Central School (1906), the Peoria Presbyterian Church (1899), the Peoria Women's Club (1919), a shopping center dating back to 1918 and the Mabel Hood Building (1920).

Peoria Community Center

Peoria's Community Center is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of downtown Peoria. This 26,000-square-foot center offers classes, activities and wellness events, as well as a multi-purpose space for events, community meetings, lectures and more.

It is also home to the Community Assistance Resource Center, opened in 2019, which connects residents in need with support services and non-profit organizations.

Designed by Gabor Lorant Architects of Phoenix, the building has been recognized with a LEEDâ„¢ Gold certification for its environmentally-responsible design.

8335 W. Jefferson St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 773-7436

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in 2006, Peoria's Center for the Performing Arts is a 250-seat theater and the home of Theater Works. They feature a catalog of live stage and musical productions throughout the season, designed to entertain and delight audiences of all ages. 

Peoria's community theater building also hosts the Tuesday Night Music Series, a small art gallery, and is the cornerstone of Peoria's 2nd Saturdays events.

10580 N. 83rd Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 815-7930