A new exhibit at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center will make its official debut at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:30pm on Tuesday, February 28. The new display, located at the west end of Hickory Knolls’ lobby, has as its centerpiece a bull musk ox surrounded by terrain typical of the end of Illinois’s last Ice […]Read More
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It’s not often that you get to meet a snake named Kevin. Or a tarantula named Miss T or a salamander named Sally. But along with Timmy C., Sweetie Corn, Miss Piggy, Olaf, Randy, Billy, Axel, Oscar, Frankie, Mary, and, of course, the Center’s beloved mascot, Peter Rabbit, these critters and many others form the […]Read More
Picture this: the prairie at Hickory Knolls ablaze with blooming wildflowers. Or this: the determined look on a batter’s face as he knocks one out of the park. Or this: the glee on the face of a little girl as she sluices down the water slide at Swanson Pool. Or this: a fiery sunset over […]Read More
Everyone knows Pottawatomie Park as the go-to place for mini-golf, swimming, boating, picnicking and biking. Now, thanks to a generous funding grant, the park is also home to new, and free, outdoor fitness equipment. On Tuesday, October 25, the St. Charles Park Board held an intimate ribbon cutting ceremony for this additional park asset. There […]Read More
The St. Charles Park District’s parks and trails are great places for people of all ages to relax and recreate. As you know, these areas stay beautiful only with a continuous effort on everyone’s part. Where people gather, litter is often found. When using a park, please put trash in its place. If you come […]Read More
Everyone knows Pottawatomie Park as the go-to place for mini-golf and paddle boats, playgrounds and picnic shelters. Now, thanks to a funding grant, the park is also home to a new Bike Plaza. Riders traveling over the miles of trails that wind along the banks of the Fox River have come to see Pottawatomie Park […]Read More