It would be hard to find an area park that offers more than Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles: Two playgrounds, an outdoor pool, a miniature golf course, native plant garden, paddlewheel riverboat cruises and so much more!
Fairview Park is located just east of Randall Road in St. Charles, and it makes for a great stop to let your kids play for a bit while you’re running errands in the Randall Road corridor.
Mt. St. Mary Park in St. Charles features a beautiful riverfront setting, a great walking path, an arboretum and a playground with some of the tallest slides around.
Festival Park in downtown Elgin boasts a lovely riverside setting, spray fountains, unique play structures, space for concerts and special events and more.
If your family would like to spend a day this summer exploring a new suburb, St. Charles offers two great parks along the Fox River, unique community events, two nature centers with free admission and more.
The latest in the “Great Parks!” series is South Mill Creek Park in Batavia. It offers a rubbery cushion surface, paved trail, sensory garden, musical instruments and a playground that will appeal to both toddlers and older kids.
The latest in our series of reviews of indoor play places is the Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe, located in Naperville. It features slides, a play structure, a ball blaster room and more.
The Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles is part of the Kane County Forest Preserve District. It’s open six days a week, has a nice open layout for play and learning, and best of all, admission is free!