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Parks & Nature

Our trails provide some of the best hiking, biking, fishing, and birding in the region, while individual parks like Phillips Park, Dick Young Forest Preserve, Red Oak Nature Center, Fermilab, and Silver Springs State Park offer nature-lovers exquisite scenery for outdoor activities.


Abbey Farms Abbey Farms
Guests are always welcome at Abbey Farms! From local farm-grown produce to pumpkins, from corn mazes to Christmas trees, from rustic-chic barn events ...View Details
Aurora Barnstormers R/C Club Aurora Barnstormers R/C Club
Based in Aurora, Illinois, on scenic acres of Kane County Forest Preserve land at Aurora West Forest Preserve, The Aurora Barnstormers R/C Club is a d...View Details
Aurora Riverfront Aurora Riverfront
Pedestrian walks and bike paths along the Fox River and Stolp Island, public sculptures and heritage signs, access to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, ...View Details
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 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
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
Clark Island Recreation Area Clark Island Recreation Area
Baseball field, BMX skate park, canoe launch, ADA accessible fishing station, limestone shelter and wetland enhancements....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 & Nelson Lake Marsh Dick Young Forest Preserve & Nelson Lake Marsh
178 acres, Dick Young Forest Preserve comprises some of Kane County’s finest wetlands, woodlands and prairie. Together, these create an ecologic...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 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
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
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 Hannaford Woods - Nickels Farm Forest Preserve
Hannaford Woods is considered as part of Bliss Woods-Waubonsee College, open space assemblage lying just west of Aurora's expanding boundaries and...View Details
Harris Forest Preserve Harris Forest Preserve
Harris is one of Kendall County’s most popular preserves. Harboring seven picnic shelters, a lake, horse arena, baseball diamond and sled hill, ...View Details
Harvey Creek Conservation Area Harvey Creek Conservation Area
Harvey Creek Conservation Area is the largest park in the Sandwich Park District. It is located in the southeast corner of Sandwich on Lions Road near...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
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
Les Arends Forest Preserve Les Arends Forest Preserve
This small preserve in Batavia has a special focus on the river and the Fox River Trail. It is located on the river just below an old broken dam, whic...View Details
Lippold Park Lippold Park
A 30-acre natural area tucked between the Fox River and Route 25, just north of Red Oak Nature Center – is being developed in phases as an ...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
McCarty Park McCarty Park
Aurora’s first park recently underwent a $700,000 renovation and now features an interactive fountain & splash pad in which to cool off in t...View Details
McCullough Park 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 Montgomery Park
Montgomery Park is located in downtown Montgomery and has a playground and picnic area with a pavillion. It is also the setting of free summer co...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
Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center
Co-owned with the City of Aurora this family-friendly aquatic center features zero depth entry leisure pool, two drop-off slides, twisting enclosed bo...View Details
Pioneer Park Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park is located on Route 30 at the far west end of the village, adjacent to the Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School is a nostalgic villag...View Details
Plowman's Park Plowman's Park
Rural park with buildings and mini train track. Location of the annual Big Rock Plowing Match....View Details
Raging Waves Waterpark Raging Waves Waterpark
Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor water park. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly water park features 20&nbs...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 Richard Young Forest Preserve
Richard Young Forest Preserve and the adjacent Lyon Forest Preserve protect 177 acres of open space, and 2.88 miles of trails. The shelter at Richard ...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
RiverEdge Park RiverEdge Park
Home of the Blues on the Fox festival. The 30-acre park was designed in a way that would serve many purposes. From the canoe/kayak launch and natural ...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
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
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 Subat Forest Preserve
Subat is a 71-acre preserve located 4845 Eldamain Road, Plano, south of Route 34. A picnic shelter, trails and an overlook deck allow the visitor to e...View Details
Veterans Memorial Island Park Veterans Memorial Island Park
Remember the Veterans at this beautiful scenic island overlooking the majestic Fox River....View Details
Volunteer Park Volunteer Park
Three baseball fields, paved pathway and native plantings. Location of the annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil festival and fireworks. ...View Details
Waubonsie Lake Park & Trail Waubonsie Lake Park & Trail
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
In 1839, this land was donated to the Town of West Aurora by Roswell Wilder, a well-known hotel-keeper for the “town square.” Roswell and ...View Details


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