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St. Charles Park DistrictSt. Charles Park District is on Facebook. This link is to our general page; look for page links for specific venues below.

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Visit the St. Charles Park District Splash Park during the summer months.
For 100 years, the St. Charles Park District (SCPD) has been enriching the lives of everyone living in the area. More than 1,400 acres of park land offers the opportunity for you to enjoy leisurely walks, running, bicycling, golfing, picnicking, boating, fishing, skating, soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and more.

At the St. Charles Park District website, you’ll find a wealth of information about parks, aquatics, golf, programs and all of our facilities. Online registration for programs and trips is available as well.

Check out these great venues this spring and summer!

Aquatics: Get in the swim with a visit to either Swanson Pool in Pottawatomie Park or Otter Cove Aquatic Park which is new in 2011. Save substantial money by purchasing a season pass – available now! Swim lessons and party rentals are available, too.

Swanson Pool in Pottawatomie Park opens June 1 with amenities including:

  • Zero Depth Activity Pool
  • 50-Meter Pool
  • Waterslides (2)
  • Drop Slide
  • Diving Boards (2)
  • Lap Lanes
  • Water Play Features
  • Sand Play Area
  • Family Restrooms
  • Concession Area
  • Swanson Pool is on Facebook

Otter Cove Aquatic CenterOtter Cove Aquatic Park and Splash Park is located at the corner of Peck and Campton Hills Road. Both parks will open for lots of wet and wild fun on May 28. Check out our Facebook page, too!

Otter Cove Splash Park features safe, wet fun with interactive water play for children of all ages to enjoy:

  • Spray Columns
  • Spray Loops
  • Dumping Buckets
  • Spray Cannons
  • Bubblers
  • Geysers
  • Water Wheels
  • Sand/Water Play Area
  • Deck Chairs
  • Shade Structures

Otter Cove Aquatic Park is new this year and features:

  • Zero Depth Activity Pool
  • Two Diving Boards
  • 25-yard Lap Pool
  • Waterslides & Drop Slide
  • Water Play Features
  • Lazy River
  • Sand Play Area
  • Concession Area

Pottawatomie Golf CourseGolf: Tee-off on Pottawatomie Golf Course’s award winning 9-hole course or putt a round at River View Miniature Golf. Both are located in beautiful Pottawatomie Park located at 845 North Second Avenue. What about golf without the ball? Head to James O. Breen Community Park and throw a round of disc golf!

Pottawatomie Golf Course: This golf course offers scenic Fox River views and was ranked the 15th Best 9-Hole Golf Course in America by Golf World Magazine in 2010. Now open for the 2011 season, visit our website to learn more about rates, leagues, instruction, pro shop and upcoming events. Call 630-584-8356 to reserve a tee time! Check out our Facebook page, too.

River View Mini-GolfRiver View Miniature Golf Course: The award winning 18-hole course consists of naturally landscaped greens where players will encounter a multitude of obstacles. Bring the family or plan a miniature golf party this summer! Read about our fees, hours of operation, information about pedal boat and canoe rentals and much more on our website. Check out the latest on our Facebook page, too!

James O. Breen Community Park Disc Golf: Located on 6.4 acres north of Campton Hills Road as part of James O. Breen Community Park, this course runs through wooded areas and follows the naturally rolling terrain. Players start each hole at a teeing area and play toward a target "hole," a metal pole outfitted with an elevated basket. Each hole is a par three; bring your own equipment.

Primrose FarmPrimrose Farm: This historic facility is located on Crane Road and is a working farm with the mission of providing interpretive experiences showing the impact of technology and social change on the lands and farm families of the Fox Valley. Amenities include a mid-19th century barn, milk house, pump house, hog house, sheep barn, chicken house, farmhouse, community garden plots, demonstration plots and farm discovery trails.

Additionally, Primrose Farm Park offers ball fields, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, a pavilion and playground and picnic tables. Follow us on Facebook, too!

Hickory Knolls Discovery CenterHickory Knolls Discovery Center is a destination unlike any other – part educational facility and part entertainment venue! Join SCPD for the grand opening of this new, interactive facility on April 30. Follow us on Facebook. Hickory Knolls’ exhibits and displays showcase the Fox Valley area’s many natural treasures. A wide range of attractions will appeal to visitors of all ages including:

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification
  • Indoor turtle pond and wetland exhibit
  • Live animal displays
  • Interactive floor-to-ceiling murals
  • Room rentals for your special events
  • Birthday parties hosted by trained naturalist staff

Skate Parks are located at Mt. St. Mary Park (located off Prairie Street east of Route 31) and at the East Side Sports Complex (3565 Legacy Boulevard). Both parks are open daily from 9 am to dusk, weather permitting and are not supervised.

STC Underground
STC Underground Teen Center
is located in the lower level of the Baker Center (101 S. Second Street) and is open to all Middle School & High School teens who reside within St. Charles School District boundaries. A variety of trips, programs and activities for the teen audience is available. Learn more at our website and also on our Facebook page!

Enrich your life with the many programs and recreation opportunities offered year-round through the St. Charles Park District! Keep up to date with facility hours and all our events on our website.

St. Charles, IL Park District