It is our mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities and services.


February 2023

Check out what programs Park District Staff is recommending.

Don't delay - register today!

Holiday YUM - Valentine's Day

Fridays, Feb 3-10

Ages 3-5

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Tie on your apron and mix up some sweet treats for Valentine's Day! After listening to a story, children will create a different dessert each week. Recipes will be sampled and shared. Parent participation required. Advise staff of allergies before first class.

Recommended by:

Kara Guizzetti-Reif, 

Early Childhood, Preschool and Day Camp Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 

Cooking with your child has so many benefits! You are expanding their vocabulary (language & literacy), calculating measurements (math), mixing ingredients (science), following a recipe’s directions and working as a team Life skills). So much in so little time! And by coming here, the mess is contained to our room, as opposed to your own kitchen floor.  

Member/Guest Tennis Classic

at Norris Rec Center

Saturday, Feb 4

Ages 18+

To register: 630-377-1405

Share your love of tennis! Invite any non-member friend to be your tennis partner to enjoy a day of competition and camaraderie. All players receive a special gift. Register early as space is limited.

Recommended by:

Bill Dahm, Tennis Pro Supervisor (NRC)

Why I chose this program: 

This is my pick for the month as it is an opportunity to bring a tennis friend who you don't always get to play with. It's good for your game to be challenged by opponents you're not used to playing. It also provides a chance to increase your circle of tennis friends. 

Mopsy's Birthday Party

Sunday, Feb 12

All Ages

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Celebrate Mopsy’s fourth birthday in true bunny fashion. Mopsy will be the guest of honor as we learn more about the Lionhead rabbit breed, play games, do the bunny hop, create a craft and more!

Recommended by:

Emily Shanahan, Nature Programs Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 

Mopsy, our Lionhead Rabbit, is a favorite animal ambassador here at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center! Help her feel extra special on her birthday by attending her birthday party!


Monday, Feb 13

Ages 6-13

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Have the slime of your life making Valentine's Day themed slime! Customize your slime in the concoction center to smell like gourmet chocolates, fresh cut roses, or chocolate covered strawberries. Kids take their slime home as well as a coaching lesson on growth mindset and the power of YET.

Recommended by:

Alex Hartzell, Otter Cove & Youth Programs Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 

This is a great STEM class for your littles! Have them create positive memories with food while learning about science! 

Rad Bod to Muscle Bod

at Norris Rec Center

Tuesdays, Feb 16-Mar 23

Ages 18+

To register: 630-377-1405

Want to take your strength and conditioning to the next level? Join a certified Wellness Coach to create the muscle bod of your dreams. We will educate you on high intensity interval training, drop sets and much more. Let's get ripped into shape together for  a healthier lifestyle! All fitness levels welcome.

Recommended by:

Dan Charak, Membership Services Supervisor (NRC)

Why I chose this program: 

Staying physically active is important for dads to have enough energy to keep up with kids. Exercise also releases the ‘feel good’ hormones and increases body temperature to keep you happy and calm while living long for your children.

Couples Massage Clinic

at Norris Rec Center

Monday, Feb 20

Ages 21+

To register: 630-377-1405

Massage can help manage chronic pain at home, assist with sleep and help relieve anxiety and stress. Learn to identify and massage knots, tightness, tender or sore spots focusing on the head, neck and shoulders. 

Recommended by:

Ande Masoncup, Asst. Superintendent of Recreation

Why I chose this program: 

This is a great program to try because it can teach about your body and the importance of massage. Focusing on our personal health is good for not only ourselves, but for everyone arounds us.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, Feb 25

Ages 5-12

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Daddy Daughter Dance is a super exciting night where you can spend the night dancing away with your dad or someone special in your life! 

Recommended by:

Abby Fleming, Recreation Supervisor - Teens/Tweens

Why I chose this program: 

This is my pick for the month because it’s going to be fun night for daughters and dads to get dressed up and spend quality time with each other! There will be a DJ, balloon artist, craft and yummy treats to keep you busy all night! 

Donate While You Dine!

at Culver's (4068 E. Main St)

Supporting the St. Charles

Park Foundation

Wednesday, March 15


For more info: click here

Assist in providing recreation opportunities for all residents! The St. Charles Park Foundation will receive a % of all orders from 5-8pm, including drive thru customers, for its Financial Aid Program.

Recommended by:

Cori Hedlund, Registration Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 

Enjoy a delicious meal and benefit a great cause! The financial aid program assisted over 100 participants in 2022. This program provides families with the opportunity to participate in activities, special events as well as aquatics and fitness memberships. This is a wonderful way to support the families we serve in this outstanding community!

St. Charles Park District

Main Phone: 630-513-6200 |  Park Safety: 630-513-4343 |

BCC - Baker Community Center, 101 S. 2nd Street | 630-584-1055 

PCC - Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue | 630-513-6200  

PGC - Pottawatomie Golf Course, 845 N. Second Avenue | 630-584-8356 

HKDC - Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road | 630-513-4399 

STCU - STC Underground Teen Center, 101 S. 2nd Street | 630-513-4380

NRC - Norris Recreation Center, 1050 Dunham Road | 630-377-1405

FARM - Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road | 630-513-4370

SPORT - Sportsplex, 1400 Foundry Street | 630-513-4388

HAIN - Haines Gymnasium, 305 S. 9th Street | 630-513-4329 

RES=Resident / NR=Nonresident

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