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The St. Charles Park District is an award recipient of the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management presented by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Sports Foundation, Inc. This award identified the St. Charles Park District as one of the Best in the Nation, serving a population of 20,000-50,000 residents.

The Park District, established in 1911, preserves and protects numerous park sites including neighborhood parks, community parks, athletic fields, wetlands, woodlands and high-quality natural areas. The Park District also maintains playground units at 10 St. Charles school sites and the tennis courts at the Haines/ Thompson Middle School Complex. In total, your Park District owns or manages nearly 1,500 acres of parkland where you and your neighbors can enjoy leisurely walks, running, bicycling, golfing, picnicking, boating, fishing, skating, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, swimming and much more!

The Park District has built an excellent reputation by offering a variety of well-established and creative programs. Some of the offerings for preschoolers include parent and child classes, arts and crafts, music melodies, and dance programs. Our widely acclaimed preschool program gives children a great start to their schooling years.


Youth can enjoy athletics, dance, gymnastics, nature workshops, fine arts, swimming lessons and much more. Teens participate in special programs such as Friday Live!, skateboarding classes, educational workshops and numerous seasonal trips.

Fitness classes and athletic leagues are just a few of the many programs designed for teens and adults. Those ages 50+ are welcome to drop in at Pottawatomie Community Center to play bridge or bingo, watch movies on designated days, or take an adventure on one-day or overnight trips.

Baker Community Center, located in downtown St. Charles, is owned by the Baker Board and managed by the Park District. The center is home to the Park District’s administrative offices; several senior programs; and STC Underground, the community’s teen center. Many local organizations rent the building for meetings, classes and special events. Serving St. Charles residents as a community center for over 80 years, this building was a gift to the community from Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Baker as a “living memorial” to their son, Henry Rockwell Baker, and to veterans of World War I.

STC Underground Teen Center is a unique place for teens to “hang out,” socialize, play games, surf the Internet, watch TV, do homework and much more. Located on the lower level of the Baker Community Center, the center is open to middle school and high school teens residing within Community Unit School District #303 boundaries.

Pottawatomie Community Center

Pottawatomie Community Center, located along the Fox River in Pottawatomie Park, is the hub of Park District activities and offers something for everyone. Amenities include a dance studio, a gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, preschool rooms, adult activity areas and a Native Plant Demonstration Garden. This building, constructed in 1991, houses the main offices of the Parks and Recreation departments.

Swanson Pool, located east of the community center in Pottawatomie Park, includes two swimming pools, two waterslides, a sundeck, water toys, a children’s sand play area, tumble buckets, a rain drop, a water curtain, a drop slide and a diving board.

Pottawatomie Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., is a nine-hole course offering people of all ages and golfing abilities a challenging and scenic course along the Fox River. This par 35 course, which is certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, protects and preserves natural habitats for native plants and animals.

River View Miniature Golf Course, open May through October, is the most beautiful miniature golf course in the Fox Valley area. Located along the Fox River, this challenging par 42 course provides an interactive babbling brook, a waterfall, sand traps, a windmill, a lighthouse, bridges and scenic views.

Primrose Service Center, located on Bolcum Road west of Crane Road, serves as the Park District’s maintenance headquarters. Parks Department supervisors maintain offices in this building.

The Parks Department works diligently to maintain quality parks, natural areas and athletic fields. Throughout the community, numerous park sites are evaluated and updated on a continual basis. Most parks are open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise designated. Parks with lighted facilities close at 11 p.m. when in operation. The Park District is committed to managing all of your parks to conserve and enhance their value to the community. We welcome and encourage you to enjoy all of the beautiful park settings. Following is a list of parks in St. Charles.

• Pottawatomie Park
• West Side Community Park
• Primrose Farm Park
• Ferson Creek Park
• East Side Sports Complex and Edward N. Regole park site
• Boy Scout Island
• Mt. St. Mary Park


Eagle Brook Country Club
2288 Fargo Blvd.
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 208-4660

Elgin Country Club
2575 Weld Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 741-1716

Pheasant Run Golf Course
4051 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-4914

Prairie Landing Golf Club
2325 Longest Dr.
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 208-7600

Royal Fox Country Club
4405 Royal and Ancient Dr.
St. Charles, IL60174
(630) 584-4000

Royal Hawk Country Club
5N748 Burr Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 443-3500

St. Charles Country Club
1250 Country Club Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-9000

With miles and miles of trails throughout St. Charles connecting to adjacent communities, there is ample opportunity to explore the Fox Valley area. Trails include:

• Great Western Bike Trail
• Peck Road Bike Trail
• Fox River Bike Trail
• River Bend Bike Trail
• Randall Road Bike Trail

Baker Community Center
101 S. Second St.
(630) 584-1055

STC Underground Teen Center
101 S. Second St.
(630) 513-4380

Pottawatomie Community Center
8 North Ave.
Recreation Department & Adult Activity Center
(630) 513-6200

Parks Department & Naturalist Office
(630) 584-1885

Swanson Pool
Located in Pottawatomie Park
(630) 584-3314

River View Miniature Golf Course
Located in Pottawatomie Park
(630) 584-1028

Primrose Service Center
37W755 Bolcum Rd.
(630) 587-3373

Primose Farm
5N576 Crane Rd.
(630) 513-4370

Splash Park
Corner of Campton Hills and Peck Roads
(630) 587-2385

West Side Community Park
Campton Hills & Peck Roads, west of Randall Road
Disc Golf Course (630) 584-1885

Pottawatomie Golf Course
845 N. Second Ave.
(630) 584-8356

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