Fox Valley Park District


Repairs to the Virgil Gilman Trail Pedestrian Bridge Deck at Orchard and Prairie will begin Nov. 13 and will be closed for three weeks. Users will cross at the intersection during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tree removal on Gilman Trail between Terry Ave. and Golfview Park will begin Nov. 21 and is expected to be completed the week of Nov. 26. We will also be trimming trees throughout the district during this time.

With funding aid from federal and state grants administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Fox Valley Park District has developed a 48-mile, interconnected network of premier trails for biking, hiking and walking including:

Park Map

Run/Walks & Special Events


Trails, Neighborhood and Community Parks
Sunrise to one hour past sunset
For additional park information, call 630-897-0516

Park Guidelines
  • Animals: All dogs must be restrained by a leash not longer than six feet.
  • Fishing: All persons fishing shall abide by all game laws of the state of Illinois and possess a valid Illinois Fishing License as required by law with proper game stamps.
  • Hunting: No hunting, mistreatment of animals or trapping is allowed anywhere within the Park System.
  • Alcohol: No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the parks and trails owned and maintained by Fox Valley Park District, with the exception of Cool Acres facility, where proper application for beer, wine and liquor is required.
  • Motorized Vehicles: Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the nature trails, off a paved roadway or parked on the grass.
  • Boats: No motorized boats, sailboards or jet skis allowed on any water under Park District control. No motorized model boats or airplanes. Canoes, kayaks and sailboats are welcome.
  • Rollerskating/Rollerblading: No rollerskating or rollerblading on tennis courts. Skating is allowed at Hupp Skate Park, located at the corner of Illinois Avenue and Orchard Road, and along the paved trails.
  • Fires: Fires are allowed only in proper receptacles.

Fox Valley Park District Rules & Regulations

Fox Valley Park District Park Police & Public Safety

Runs/Walks & Special Events

Fox Valley Park District provides outdoor venues ideal for a variety of special events. The Waubonsie Lake Trail and Gilman Trail serve as scenic routes for hosting 5K runs, walk-a-thons, bike races and more. Groups are welcome to reserve any of our parks for gatherings of all sizes.

More information

Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
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