|8 North Avenue|
Open Dawn to 11pm
Restrooms Unlocked at 7am
Park Type: Community Park
Park/Facility Code: PP
Regional Trail Access to the Fox River Trail. Along the east edge of the beautiful Fox River within walking distance of downtown and located 4 blocks north of Rt. 64 and 3 blocks west of Rt. 25 (turn west on local North Avenue)
This park is protected by the StrikeGuard Lighting Warning System.
Have you heard of the nationally-trending ‘park prescription’ programs?
Doctors are prescribing a dose of nature and a walk in the park to better one’s health. Walking can help maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your bones and muscles, increase your flexibility, and lower your blood pressure/cholesterol, to name a few. Walking also eases stress, helps you sleep better and can improve your mental well-being. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. For a trail map: click here
- Bird Watching
- Fishing – Open Play/Free Use*
- Minigolf – Admission Fee
- Sand Volleyball – Open Play/Free Use*
- Softball – Reservations Required/Rental Fee Applicable
- Tennis – Open Play/Free Use*
*Park District programs and rentals have priority for use. This is not allowed for organized sports team practices or play.
State fishing licensing and regulations apply in all Park District waterways.
The Jack Kerr Memorial Riverwalk
In honor and recognition of John ‘Jack’ Kerr, a St. Charles Park District Commissioner for 25 years. The riverwalk is walking distance to the historic downtown shopping district, Hotel Baker and numerous restaurants.
A little about Jack…
Much was accomplished during Jack’s tenure. Jack was an advocate for the acquisition of open space, improvement to existing facilities and development of new properties. Jack was instrumental in the Park District winning the National Gold Medal Award in 1998. During his time on the board, more than 1,000 acres of land used for parks and open space were acquired. Two successful referendums were passed which paved the way for the acquisition of open space, development of Primrose Farm, two major sports complexes, construction of an aquatic park, nature center and miles of bike path. Jack’s passion was aquatics, specifically the renovation of the 70-year-old Swanson Pool in Pottawatomie.