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Bike, hike, ski, snowshoe and marvel at the best trails in the Midwest that intersect here. Paddle into the scenic Fox River via kayak or canoe. Play golf on lush green courses and boat, fish or hunt at our state wildlife area. Wade in a natural quarry and sun on the sandy beach. Be amazed by swooping bald eagles and snowy egrets and other wildlife. Our trails are waiting. Check out our guide to a Green Getaway in the Aurora Area!


Aurora West Forest Preserve Aurora West Forest Preserve
Aurora West Forest Preserve, a 715-acre property, was part of the historical “Sugar Grove” in the early years of Kane County. Much of...View Details
Batavia Depot Pond Batavia Depot Pond
In cold weather the Batavia Depot Pond is frozen over and available to ice fun! Grab some skates and head on over....View Details
Batavia Riverwalk Batavia Riverwalk
As the centerpiece of downtown Batavia, the Riverwalk extends along the Depot Pond and Fox River to a north point pavilion, where grand views of the F...View Details
Batavia Skate Park Batavia Skate Park
Outdoor skate park for skateboarders and rollerbladers. Open in good weather conditions only....View Details
Beecher Community Center and Park Beecher Community Center and Park
The park is over 22 acres and is the location of several baseball fields and a playground. There is walkway around the play area, beautiful shade tree...View Details
Bicentennial Riverfront Park Bicentennial Riverfront Park
The centerpiece of Downtown Yorkville with views of the Marge Cline Whitewater Course and street-side shopping and dining, Bicentennial Riverfront Par...View Details
Big Rock Forest Preserve Big Rock Forest Preserve
Mature woodlands, high-quality marshes, tallgrass prairie, clear-running creeks and a 65-foot deep lake are just some of the highlights of Big Rock Fo...View Details
Big Rock Park District Community Park Big Rock Park District Community Park
Come see this beautiful park with a 1/2 mile walking trail. Play in the playground or enjoy a picnic in the serene atmosphere!...View Details
Blackberry Farm Blackberry Farm
Nestled on 54 scenic acres, Blackberry Farm is a family-friendly destination that features unique play areas for all ages, live animals, amusement rid...View Details
Bliss Woods Forest Preserve Bliss Woods Forest Preserve
Bliss Woods Forest Preserve has long been a favorite preserve in the south part of Kane County. At this special preserve, visitors can see a unique an...View Details
Charles E. Hoscheit Park Charles E. Hoscheit Park
Also known as: Waubonsie Creek Park & baseball field. This lighted facility has 2 baseball fields and parking for approximately 250. For permittin...View Details
Coach Wilbert Walters Park (May Street) Coach Wilbert Walters Park (May Street)
1/2 block south of Illinois Avenue, between Highland Avenue and May Street. • 5 acres, • 4 informal ball fields, • Sand volleyball cour...View Details
 
Dick Young Forest Preserve
Hiking, nature preserve, equestrian trails....View Details
Dickson-Murst Farm Dickson-Murst Farm
Dickson-Murst Farm was in the Dickson family for more than 150 years. Now it is a historical farm, open several times a year, to show farming circa 19...View Details
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park
20 acres. Shelters. Basketball courts. Site of the annual Juneteenth celebration. Contact the Fox Valley Park District to reserve....View Details
Fermilab Fermilab
Whether you're interested in science or just fishing in the ponds near the American Bison herd you're welcome at Fermilab. Take a self-guided tour of ...View Details
Fermilab Natural Areas Fermilab Natural Areas
An environmental science program operating exclusively within the boundaries of Fermilab. Their mission is to restore, manage, and conserve Fermilab's...View Details
Fidler Farm Park Fidler Farm Park
28 acres, barn, playground, picnic shelter, bike trail, fishing lake. Also the site of summer plays. Contact the Batavia Park District for more info....View Details
Fox River Trail Fox River Trail
The Fox River Trail features 43 miles of scenic biking, hiking, jogging or cross-country skiing. Paved and sometimes hilly this trail is a favorite be...View Details
Garfield Park Garfield Park
Garfield Park is located on 28 acres at Church and Sheffer Roads. Amenities include two Little League fields (Dolan & Andrews), horseshoe courts, a ro...View Details
Greene Field Park Greene Field Park
8-acre park with playground...View Details
Hall Quarry Beach Hall Quarry Beach
Zero-depth sand beach, two islands, youth water slide, drop slide and diving tower with two- and four-meter platforms. Kid tested and family approved....View Details
 
Hannaford Woods - Nickels Farm Forest Preserve
Bike and nature trails, hiking, nature preserve and picnic areas....View Details
 
Harris Forest Preserve
90 acres, picnic shelters, lake, horse arena, sledding hill, baseball diamond....View Details
 
Harvey Creek Conservation Area
30 acres of wetlands and prairie grasses, walking path, bridge, picnic shelter and interpretative signs. ADA accessible....View Details
Hoover Forest Preserve & Rentals Hoover Forest Preserve & Rentals
At just under 400 acres, located west of Yorkville and stretching for nearly a mile along the Fox River the 5.5 mile upgraded trail system leads visit...View Details
Hupp Skate Park Hupp Skate Park
The Fox Valley Park District skate parks are environments built for skateboarding, roller skating and biking. The quarter pipes, handrails, ramps and ...View Details
Illinois Prairie Path Illinois Prairie Path
Red Oak 16-mile loop that includes the Fox River Trail and the Aurora and Batavia branches of the Illinois Prairie Path. Former right-of-way for the o...View Details
James Knight Park James Knight Park
The Sandwich Park District and the City of Sandwich built an ice skating rink at James Knight Park. The 75’x 160' rink is operational during winter mo...View Details
Jericho Lake Disc Golf Course Jericho Lake Disc Golf Course
Home of the Fox Valley Metro Disc Golf Club. ...View Details
Larson's Family Farm Larson's Family Farm
Experience the best of autumn and Christmas at Larson’s Family Farm. Fall features include pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds and squash. Hayrides a...View Details
 
Lincoln Park Dog Park
Mingle with other pet owners and let your dog get some exercise off-leash at the Lincoln Park Dog Park....View Details
Maramech Forest Preserve Maramech Forest Preserve
86-acre preserve of northern flatlands with diverse native flora and unique vegetation....View Details
Marge Cline Whitewater Course Marge Cline Whitewater Course
The paddling community is all abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. This new, state of Illinois recreational facility is centrally located in...View Details
 
Mastodon Lake & Trail
Mastodon Island & West Recreation Area is located at Phillips Park. The Mastodon Peninsula site features a tusk maze and a mastodon slide. The gazebo,...View Details
 
McCarty Park
Aurora’s first park recently underwent a $700,000 renovation and now features an interactive fountain in which to cool off in the summer, new entryway...View Details
 
McCullough Park
Located at the corner of North Lake Street and Illinois Avenue, beside Prisco Community Center. Fox River Trail passes through it and it is also the l...View Details
Milestone Park & Skate Park Milestone Park & Skate Park
This twenty acre park has recreational opportunities for all ages. It is host to five softball diamonds and one diamond for tee ball play. It has a fo...View Details
 
Montgomery Park
The setting of free summer concerts and the annual Montgomery Days Festival....View Details
Oakhurst Forest Preserve, Oakhurst Trail & Patterson Lake Oakhurst Forest Preserve, Oakhurst Trail & Patterson Lake
Explore the acres of woods and lakes, with scenic trails, shelters and beautiful views of Aurora and surrounding areas. Premier example of environment...View Details
Phillips Park Phillips Park
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Visitors Center, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range,...View Details
Red Oak Nature Center Red Oak Nature Center
Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center (On Route 25, one mile north of Route 56 • 630-897-1808) is surrounded by 40...View Details
 
Richard Young Forest Preserve
117 acres, picnic shelter, 2.9 mile trail system....View Details
Riemenschneider Fire and Spray Park Riemenschneider Fire and Spray Park
It's time to SPLASH and have a BLAST this Summer! Yorkville's water spray park is open from 10 am - 7 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting...View Details
Riverfront Park Riverfront Park
Enjoy a free live, evening concert while relaxing by North Aurora's beautiful Riverfront Park. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket or enj...View Details
Sandwich Splash Park Sandwich Splash Park
Enjoy 13 different spray features throughout the 1,800 square feet of a wetted concrete surface. There are two shade structures for your comfort away...View Details
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area...View Details
Solfisburg Park Solfisburg Park
Solfisburg Park, at Ohio Street and Indian Avenue, provides one Little League field (Frett), one Pony League field (Lancaster) and one Legion League f...View Details
Spirit Farms Spirit Farms
Spirit Farms is dedicated to the forward progress of farming in our nation. By the year 2050, our planet’s population will grow to over 9 billion peop...View Details
Splash Country Water Park Splash Country Water Park
Spend a fun-filled day at Splash Country Water Park. This deluxe water park features six-lane zero-depth pool with children’s play features, the secon...View Details
Spring Bluff Nursery Spring Bluff Nursery
Spring Bluff has U-pick Christmas trees, fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, honey, pumpkins, harvest decorations, nursery/greenhouse. Spring Bluf...View Details
Steven G. Bridge Park Steven G. Bridge Park
3 lit baseball diamonds with clay infields -up to 90’ bases. Concession stand, bathrooms, shelter and picnic area. Parking for 150 cars....View Details
Stuart Sports Complex Stuart Sports Complex
As one of the largest sports complexes in the Midwest Stuart Sports Complex is a premier location for hosting local regional and national tournaments....View Details
 
Subat Forest Preserve
Wetland restoration. Includes picnic tables, an overlook and walking trails....View Details
Virgil L. Gilman Trail Virgil L. Gilman Trail
This trail is 9 miles from Ohio Street, south of Montgomery, northwest to Bliss Woods on Bliss Road, north of Sugar Grove. The Fox River is crossed on...View Details
Water Street Mall Water Street Mall
This quaint park is the location of various downtown events and markets....View Details
 
Waubonsee Nature Trails
Sugar Grove Campus...View Details
Waubonsie Lake Park Waubonsie Lake Park
Waubonsie Lake Park is an outdoor gem. A winding paved trail encircles a beautiful lake. Amenities include modern pavilion, playground, trails, restro...View Details
West Main Community Park West Main Community Park
58 acres with baseball and softball fields, two basketball courts, hiking or running trails, roller hockey court and 100-car parking lot....View Details
Wilbert Walters Park Wilbert Walters Park
1/2 block south of Illinois Avenue, between Highland Avenue and May Street. • 5 acres, • 4 informal ball fields, • Sand volleyball court, • Bas...View Details
 
Wilder Park
Wilder Park, on North Lake Street/Route 31, between West Park Place and Vine Street, provides gardens, benches, a Vietnam Memorial, an Aurora Policeme...View Details
Zagster Bike-Share Program Zagster Bike-Share Program
The City of Aurora and Zagster, Inc. launched a new bike-share program that will provide Aurora visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way...View Details


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