New cruises offer history, relaxation and fun It’s hard to deny the beauty of the Fox River from any point along the shore whether you’re biking the trail, fishing on Boy Scout Island or looking out from the historic tower at Pottawatomie Park. But nothing can quite compare to experiencing the Fox River during a […]Read More
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The St. Charles Park District recently unveiled a new wooden sculpture at Pottawatomie Golf Course, honoring the history and natural integrity of the 80-year-old course along the banks of the Fox River. Made from a 150-year-old dying white oak tree near the practice green, professional chainsaw artist Michael Bihlmaier created the piece over the past […]Read More
Outdoor exhibit celebrates new and returning artists This summer explore the outdoor art gallery that is Mt. St. Mary Park. Take a stroll along the winding path to witness the artistic diversity of the latest installment of sculptures in the annual Sculptures in the Park exhibit in St. Charles. In its 14th year, Sculptures in […]Read More
Many residents may equate spring sports with baseball, soccer and tennis, but for a growing population, springtime is the dawn of another disc golf season. Fortunately for local players, James O. Breen Community Park is home to a 9-hole disc golf course, tucked into 6.4 acres of wooded landscape and naturally rolling terrain on the […]Read More
Nestled between Route 31 and the Fox River on the northern side of St. Charles is Ferson Creek Fen — about 50 acres of nature preserve supporting an uncommon yet vital ecosystem in the St. Charles community. While many residents may have visited Ferson Creek Fen, they may not understand the importance of preserving and […]Read More
Newly installed park maps help residents walk for wellness As winter melts into spring, lace up those walking shoes and hit the trails for some fresh air and exercise. Whether or not you’re working toward a weight-loss goal, you’ll reap the physical and psychological benefits of exercising in nature. Walking is the most universal of […]Read More
Don’t let winter pass you by without sledding down a few snow-covered hills, skating across an ice rink or two or exploring the frosted landscape of parks and trails in St. Charles. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of outdoor activities even in the cold weather,” said Lara Piner, St. Charles Park District Supervisor. “As […]Read More