It is our mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents
through excellence in programs, parks, facilities and services.
June 2021
Check out what programs Park District Staff is recommending.
Don't delay - register today!
Available Monday-Saturday  |  All Ages
Feed the Critters has expanded ! Go behind the scenes with the Hickory Knolls staff on your private tour. Meet your favorite critters as you help care for our animal ambassadors. All the critters are thrilled to meet you!  

Recommended by:
Laura McCoy
Nature Education Program Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
It can be hard to find something both fun and educational over summer break. This fun program will engage animal lovers of all ages.
Sa, June 5 or Tu, June 22  |  Ages 16+

This lesson is designed as a brief introduction to paddling a kayak. You will be presented with basic information on a wide range of topics such as potential paddling hazards, simple rescue techniques and basic paddling strokes and maneuvers.

Recommended by:
Katie Miller
Asst. Superintendent
of Recreation

Why I chose this program: 
I chose this class because I love outdoor recreation! If you've never been kayaking before, or have rented a kayak and want to learn more, this class is the perfect opportunity to gain knowledge and practical skill for your next adventure. There are Saturday morning paddle options or weeknight opportunities to see the beautiful sun setting from the river.
Tu, June 8 or Th, June 17  |  Ages 13+

Let the experts teach you how to fish from a kayak! Learn tips & tricks to catching the river's most common fish like bluegill, walleye and bass. Kayak's and life-jackets included. Fishing gear not included. Bring a snack and bottle of water. 

Recommended by:
Sabrina Hunley
RVMG and Haines Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
This is a new program this year geared towards kids that are interested in outdoor recreation! It is a great way to spend your morning out of the river or lake paddling your kayak and hopefully catching some fish! There are 2 different options for this program, kayaking down the Fox River, or kayaking around Dunham Pond which could be easier for the younger or less experienced kayakers.
Tu, June 8-July 17  |  Ages 3-6
A fun, empowering, developmental yoga class, immersed in NATURE. This is an interactive class, where kids express themselves freely and gain valuable mindfulness tools. Students participate in postures, breathing techniques, guided imagery and games to develop confidence, strength and a strong sense of self.

Recommended by:
Lara Piner
Community Center Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
ChildBlossom Nature Yoga is a popular summer program. The kids enjoy practicing yoga and exploring nature in our Native Plant Garden and throughout Pottawatomie Park.
Broadway Kids
with Marquee Youth Stage

Workshop: Over the Moon  |  Ages 5-11
Tu, June 8-July 20

Broadway Minis: Coco  |  Ages 4-6
M, July 26-August 30

Sing and dance your way on stage with Marquee's two Broadway Kids workshops this June; Over the Moon and Coco. In both of these, students will launch their performance skills singing hit songs like "Rocket to the Moon" or "Remember Me."

Recommended by:
Alex Weidner
Aquatics and Youth Programs Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
Marquee Youth Stage is right in town and offers creative programs for participants to try out performing in front of others. Marquee builds confidence and grows the understanding of what it takes to put on such a show!
Th, June 10-July 29  |  Ages 6-9

Players will participate in a number of drills and games as they learn the complicated skill of swinging a golf club. Rules and proper game etiquette will covered, all with fun as the main focus.

Recommended by:
Cayla Greenfield
Sportsplex Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 

This is an exciting NEW program that has been added to the All Star Sports Instruction class offerings. This program is a great way for participants to improve and learn new golf skills!

Th, June 10-July 22  |  Ages 7-8

Basketball 101 is a great class for beginners and advanced players alike. Kids will learn the rules and fundamentals of basketball with emphasis on shooting, dribbling and passing. Practice fun drills and play mini-games each week!

Recommended by:
Megan Hatheway
Athletic Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
This is a great class for kids to learn and understand basketball. It provides a whole-body workout involving running, jumping, hand-eye coordination skills and more! Kids will also have fun and meet new friends!

Mon & Fri, June 24-July 23  |  Ages 8-13

Focus on fundamentals, technical skills and basic game tactics of Water Polo. Coaching Staff delivers a curriculum of foundation for ball handling skills, body positioning and conditioning. All participants should be comfortable swimming.

Recommended by:
Rosie Edwards
Aquatics Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
This year the youth water polo program is being taught by the staff of St. Charles Aquatics. The experience and passion of the coaching staff makes this water sport a fun summer activity or one that can carry on year round. This activity takes place outside at Otter Cove Aquatic Park and it's a great way to have fun, be social and stay active.
Wednesday, June 16  |  Ages 50+

Shout BINGO from your parked car, or honk your horn! Bring a lawn chair from home, or sit in a reserved space next to your car. Receive a gift bag with your BINGO card and supplies needed for an exciting morning. Good luck getting 5 in a row!
Prizes sponsored by The Bickford in St. Charles.

Recommended by:
Lynne Yuill
Adult Activity Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
It's BINGO with a twist! Imagine how much fun you will have honking your horn to announce you have 5 in a row! It's time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and who knows? You may drive home with prizes!
St. Charles Park District
Main Phone: 630-513-6200  |  Park Safety: 630-513-4343  |  stcparks.org
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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