Know Who Drives for Free These Days? Disc Golfers.

Rewind two years when the world collectively sought alternatives to binge-watching, Zoom-meeting and TikTok-ing during the lockdown stage of the pandemic. With gyms shuttered and playgrounds cordoned by caution tape, we all wanted – needed – to get out and play, to sample new adventures and realign our recreational activities. One sport, its fuse already… Read More

COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

FEBRUARY 28 UPDATE On Monday, February 28, Governor J.B. Pritzker lifted the statewide indoor mask requirement. The Fox Valley Park District has followed and will continue to follow guidance from the State of Illinois and local government. Face masks will no longer be required in District facilities, but are strongly encouraged. We ask that everyone be… Read More

Interactive BioBlitz? Let’s See What All the Buzz is About!

Pesky and persistent. Annoying and unflappable. Utter nuisances, especially around a picnic. Widely considered real pains in the … (depending where they sting), bees, mosquitos and an assortment of their other friends sure do get a bad rap. Truth be told, however, “Our lives depend on them,” says Lonnie Morris, an environmental activist and coordinator… Read More

Live & Uncorked Set to Take Center Stage at Blackberry Farm

Paul Thill gets the picture.   (Quite literally, in fact, when you consider the Sugar Grove resident hadn’t seen one of our favorite images when asked: What makes Live & Uncorked so enjoyable?)  “The setting of Blackberry Farm is idyllic, particularly on a sunset night,” said Thill, a Live & Uncorked “regular,” along with wife Jen.… Read More

It’s Back-to-Pool Time!

Press Release – May 24, 2021 Splash Country, Phillips Park ready to reopen this summer AURORA – Absent of splashdowns, sand volleyball and dumping coconut trees, the Fox Valley Park District’s two outdoor aquatics centers didn’t see a drip of action in 2020. But that’s about to change, as Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center and… Read More