It is our mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents
through excellence in programs, parks, facilities and services.
July 2020
Check out what programs Park District Staff is recommending.
Don't delay - register today!

Created by a teacher for you little ones, Brain Bins bring 3 days worth of preschool activities into your home! Lesson plans, art projects & supplies, book suggestions, songs and games for your whole family are waiting for you to explore. New themes are available each Monday, and once released, remain available for the rest of the summer.

Recommended by:
Kara Guizzetti-Reif
Early Childhood, Preschool and Day Camp Supervisor

Why I chose this program:  
These bins are filled with ideas to help your child practice many of the fine- and gross-motor skills they might receive in a preschool classroom, but are collected to help you do them at home in a fun and interactive way, without having to do the planning yourself. We will include enough supplies for siblings to play and create together. I think this is a great way for parents to spend some one-on-one time with a child, or to bring the whole family together.

Chalk artists of all ages are encouraged to use your driveway as your canvas and get creative. All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing. Submit your photo with the title and artist's age to by July 11. Photos will be posted on the district's Facebook page on July 13 for voting. The photo with the most likes will be announced at 4pm on July 17 and the artist will win a gift card to a local restaurant.

Recommended by:
Lynne Yuill
Adult Activity Supervisor

Why I chose this program:  
Each of us has a unique way of expressing ourselves, and you can do this just steps outside your front door! Show us what you've got St. Charles and maybe your driveway creation will be crowned the winner of Driveway Picassos!
Ice Skating Classes
beginning July 7

Ice Skating Basics - July 7: Click here to register
Ice Skating Basics - July 9: Click here to register
Learn to Skate - July 7: Click here to register
Learn to Skate - July 9: Click here to register

Learn the basics of either skating or figure skating, including forward and backward movements, proper falling and getting up techniques and more!

Recommended by:
Alex Weidner
Aquatics/Youth Program

Why I chose this program:  
During the summer, it's nice to cool off! This is a great activity for your child to both cool off and burn a ton of energy! 

Bring the family out for an evening with our best-known night-time flyers - fireflies, bats and moths! We'll by learning a bit about these fabulous creatures, then we'll head out for some good-natured fun collecting, counting and releasing .  

Recommended by:
Pam Otto
Nature Outreach

Why I chose this program:  
This program will let you share in the simple joys of summer fun! 

52 playing cards have been dispersed throughout the St. Charles parks and facilities! The cards are various sizes and have a SCPD logo in the middle to identify it as an official playing card. When you see a card snap a selfie with each one! Try to get the best 5-card poker hand. The winning hand will win a gift card to a local restaurant.

Recommended by:
Taylor Krawczyk
Baker Station, Special Events & Teen Camp Supervisor

Why I chose this program:  
This program is a great way to visit your local parks! It's like iSpy with a twist - trying to get the best poker hand! Whether you're going for a walk with your family or riding your bike through the parks, it's an added bonus to play a game while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

ChildBlossom Family Yoga will offer a chance for imaginative discovery of self and others, collaboration with family members, relaxation and stillness as well as non-competitive movement, fun and laughter. Students  will incorporate energetic and exciting yoga activities, partner work, breathing practices to calm the mind and body and relaxing guided imagery.

Recommended by:
Lara Piner
Community Center Supervisor

Why I chose this program:  
This class is a fun opportunity to bond with family members while learning lifelong skills to calm the body and mind.  
Be sure to check often for all our program offerings!
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
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 

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