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Welcome to the Fox Valley Park District
If you've always wanted to experience the Fox River in a canoe or kayak ... here's your chance! Two race options are available - a 10-miler from St. Charles and a 6-miler from Batavia - both finishing with a post-race lunch party. Music, food, awards, beer, T-shirt, goodie bag and prize drawings - it's the grand-daddy of good times! Visit the Mid-Am web page, register online and join the conversation on Facebook. See you on the river June 2...
The long-popular park on the far west side of Montgomery is set for a makeover that will bring exciting new improvements - boat dock, floatng pier, an addtional shelter, expanded permeable paver parking and new trails that will form a network to those in Stuart Sports Complex and along Orchard Road. Full details. View concept plan. A $400,000 OSLAD grant will help fund the project.
The 2013 Summer Camp Guide is now available to browse online. Doorstep delivery to families with children is now complete. Registration for more than 70 camps is now under way. School will be out soon - enrich your child's s' summer with a memorable camp experience!
The growing season is fast approaching. If you have a green thumb or if you love fresh vegetables - or both - the Park District has over 500 garden plots available. Half are on the west side of Aurora (near Jericho Lake), the other half on the east side of town (near Oakhurst FP). Plots are awaiting your gardening touch and available on a first-come, first-reserved basis. Complete info is on the garden plots web page.
If you're planning a family outing or special gathering, the Park District has just the venue, with 17 picnic shelters available at parks throughout the District. Reservations for the 2013 season are available now. For more information, visit the shelter reservations page or call 630-897-0516. List of sites.
Lippold Park – a 30-acre natural area tucked between the Fox River and Route 25, just north of Red Oak Nature Center – is being developed in phases as an outdoor educational venue. Among the new features: a shelter-styled "tree house," skywalk, fire pit, nature-based playground and more. Details here. View artist's renderings.
Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the District's Board of Trustees approved a zero-percent increase. It's the second straight year the Park District has held the line on taxes "out of consideration for our residents and the finanacial challenges of today's economy," according the Executive Director Nancy McCaul. Full story.
To keep pace with continued growth and the demand for more athletic fields, the Park District is expanding the Stuart Sports Complex. Plans include four new ball fields with lights, 11 new soccer fields and a dog park, among many other improvements - 135 acres in all - between the south end of the current park border and Base Line Road (Route 30). Details. Site plan - aerial view.
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