Need a night out? How about an afternoon out? Whether you have one hour or six, make time for yourself and take advantage of the many special events, fitness programs and sports for adults-only offered through the St. Charles Park District this fall.
“In these unprecedented times, it’s so important for adults to carve out time for themselves for the sake of their health and mental well-being,” said Program Supervisor Taylor Krawczyk. “Whether you enjoy sports or social events, the park district offers a variety of adult-only recreational opportunities close to home, but far enough away from the regular routine.”
Grab your spouse or make it a double-date for the Sip and Stroll event in Mt. St. Mary Park Sept. 12. As the title suggests, you’ll sip ciders, wine and beer while strolling through the arboretum park situated along the Fox River. Meander the paved path, viewing the collection of eclectic sculptures and bounty of unique trees along the way. Time slots are available in 75-minute increments from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
Or plan a cruise down the river on the park district’s paddlewheel riverboat with friends or your significant other. On select Fridays through October, you can take in the scenic river views, wildlife and changing leaves, while sipping drinks during the BYOB Sunset Cruises. For more information, visit www.stcboats.com.
Form a team with your most competitive friends, family or neighbors and enter the team-building competition, St. Charles Amazing Race. Based off the “Amazing Race” TV show, teams of 2-4 will race to the finish line Sept. 27, by competing in physical and mental challenges that will take you around St. Charles parks and throughout the downtown.
You’ll have a choice to register in either the competitive or recreation category. The competitive division has a longer route and more demanding challenges. The race starts at noon. Cost is $50 per team.
Hit the links at Pottawatomie Golf Course by yourself or with a buddy to take a break from your routine. Take in the picturesque views of the Fox River and fresh autumn air while golfing on the historic 9-hole course.
And if you’re 60 years of age or older, don’t miss Senior Golf Days every Monday and enjoy savings on a round of golf and cart rental. Or sign up for the Golf Scrambler, for ages 50 and older, held at 10 a.m. Sept. 11. Teams and individuals are welcome. Cost is $29 for Adult Activity Center members and $39 for nonmembers. For more information, visit https://www.pottawatomiegc.com/
If you enjoy team sports, stop by Sportsplex for pick-up soccer games; register for Pickleball in early fall, or volleyball and basketball leagues later in the season at Pottawatomie Community Center; or group tennis lessons at Norris Recreation Center. Other fitness opportunities include Horsemanship for Adults at Dunham Woods, or Tap and other dance classes at Pottawatomie.
All activities are subject to change via COVID-19 restrictions.
For more information about these and other adult programs, visit www.stcparks.org