The Fox Valley Park District maintains 165 parks, each with its own distinct characteristics. The District also owns and maintains 22 miles of river shoreline, 25 lakes, 63 park shelters and more than 2,500 acres of open space. Park amenities include 96 playgrounds, 48 basketball courts, 27 outdoor tennis courts, 107 ball fields fields and 86 soccer fields.
A modern-style playground with age-specific features is expected to be complete by early fall. Highlights include a small-scale water spray/splash pad and a rubberized, multi-colored surface instead of traditional mulch to provide a safer playing surface.
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.
Golden Oaks Park – located alongside Sullivan Road on Golden Oaks Parkway – is set to receive a series of improvements that include a newly-built picnic shelter, replacement of the current playground with agespecific equipment and play areas, a baseball backstop, a refurbished half-court basketball area and hoop and an adult fitness area.
The long-popular park on the far west side of Montgomery is set for a makeover that will bring exciting new improvements – boat dock, floating pier, an additional shelter, expanded permeable paver parking and new trails that will form a network to those in Stuart Sports Complex and along Orchard Road.
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).
The Waubonsie Creek Trail bridge crossing at Eola Road will be closed for repairs beginning Wednesday morning and re-open on Friday. Approximately 40 plank boards will be replaced, making for a smooth, smooth ride when done! To cross Eola Road during repairs, please detour to the traffic signal at Long Grove Road south of the Eola Community Center. ... See MoreSee Less
Sleepy Hollow is coming to Blackberry Farm in September! But - to make it happen - we need performers. If you're 14 or older (too scary for the young 'uns), join us for auditions at the Prisco Community Center (150 W. Illinois Ave.) starting at 6 p.m. Details below. ... See MoreSee Less
A Walk Through Sleepy Hollow Auditions
August 14, 2017, 6:00pm - August 14, 2017, 7:00pm
Blackberry Farm shows its dramatic flair this September to kick off the Halloween season with this interactive Sleepy Hollow event. Guests will walk a designated route through Blackberry Farm grounds, stopping along the way as actors play out parts of this classic Halloween story.
For auditions, please prepare a monologue and be ready to do cold reads from the script. Event performance will be September 30th at Blackberry Farm.**
Rehearsals are Aug. 16 through Sept. 27 from 6-8pm at Prisco Community Center
**Actors must be 14 or older
Battle re-enactments each day - Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Plus... meet the Lincolns, view demonstrations and experience what life was like during this pivotal time of U.S. history. Everything is included with admission! ... See MoreSee Less
Blackberry Farm will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the American Civil War with a weekend-long event on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 12-13. “Civil War Days” will be highlighted by a full-scale reenactment …