Parks & Forest Preserves

  • St. Charles Park District - (630) 513-6200 Administrative Office - Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. The mission of the St. Charles Park District is to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities, and services.
  • Pottowatomie Golf Course - Pottawatomie Golf Course is a quality course that provides golfing opportunities for all ages and abilities at an affordable price, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in 1939. (630) 584-8356
  • River View Miniature Golf Course - The District's award winning 18-hole River View Miniature Golf Course has a Victorian-style gazebo as a resting area with a spectacular view of the Fox River. (630) 584-1028
  • Hickory Knolls Discovery Center - The 10,500-sq.-ft. building features exhibits and displays showcasing the Fox Valley area’s many natural treasures. Rental opportunities and nature themed birthday parties are available (630) 513-4399
  • St. Charles Riverboats - Your route follows the most beautiful sections of the Fox River. (630)584-2334
  • Otter Cove Aquatic Park - Otter Cove Aquatic Park, themed around a river otter and his friends, features something for every member of the family! (630) 513-4377
  • Primrose Farm Park - At Primrose Farm, the St. Charles Park District has revived a 1930s working farm so visitors can see how technology and social change have impacted the lands and farming communities of the Fox Valley. (630) 513-4370
  • Swanson Pool - A 50 meter pool with something for everyone! 2 Waterslides, Sand play area, Concessions and Zero Depth Entry Activity Pool and much more! (630) 584-3314
  • Kane County Forest Preserves - Activities abound in the Kane County Forest Preserves. Walk, Run or Bike or Ride on Horseback miles of scenic trails throughout the county and beyond. Many educational program that cover the Earth to the Sky. Enjoy Kane County Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall! (630)232-5980
  • Horseback Riding Trails - LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
  • Bike & Nature Trails- Arthur Anderson, Tekakwitha Woods, Fox River Bluff and Fox River Bluff West, John J. Duerr and LeRoy Oakes
  • Education - The Nature Center features interpretive displays and hands-on exhibits. There’s something for everyone here, from bird watching to guided nature hikes, indoor programs and self-guided activities. (847) 741-8350