It is our mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents
through excellence in programs, parks, facilities and services.
November 2020
Check out what programs Park District Staff is recommending.
Don't delay - register today!
Tu, November 3-December 15
Ages 2½ - 4

Creative Movement, a program offered through the St. Charles Dance Academy, is an introduction to body awareness and dance concepts using creativity, props and music.

Recommended by:
Rosie Edwards
Aquatics, Dance and
Adventure Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
Creative Movement is an interactive class that allows young ones to express creativity, develop body awareness and safely grow through exercise. Ms. Samantha balances class by teaching dance concepts and incorporating imagination building skills. This program allows for physical distancing and allows young ones to be active as we head into cooler weather.
Youth: Sa, Nov 7-Dec 12   |  Ages 9-17
Adults: W, Nov 4-Dec 9  |  Ages 18+
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Immerse yourself in the equestrian world with beginning riding lessons. Gain experience in horse handling, grooming and tacking. Lessons will be held in a heated indoor arena during inclement weather.

Recommended by:
Alex Weidner
Youth Programs & Aquatics

Why I chose this program: 
Check out these programs for a way to stay active this winter and connect with such beautiful animals!

Have some fun with drips and splatters while creating beautiful rustic pumpkins to add to your décor this fall. Pinot's Palette provides everything you need to create a striking 16 x 20 canvas masterpiece. No artistic talent is necessary

Recommended by:
Lynne Yuill
Adult Activity Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
Painting helps us to communicate in a different language. Laugh, learn something new, feel motivated to finish what you started and appreciate nature alongside others in a relaxed environment. The staff at Pinot's Palette welcomes all art abilities, and provides the encouragement you need to create your own masterpiece. 
This program is designed to give players their first opportunities to be involved with soccer as a team sport. While the focus will be on playing games, having fun and learning the rules, the mechanics will also be heavily emphasized. Every player will get the opportunity to learn skills and participate in games.

Recommended by:
Cayla Greenfield
Sportsplex Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 

This program is a great way to introduce the game of soccer for your child with the emphasis on being part of a team!


Mom & Son: F, November 13
Daddy & Daughter: Sa, November 14
Ages 3-10

Spend an evening meeting the critters, playing games and end the night with a sweet treat. Adults are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult and adults may accompany more than one child.

Recommended by:
Laura McCoy
Nature Education Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
This evening will create memories for you and a special child in your life.
Select Days through January 8
Ages 2+

Participants go behind the scenes at Hickory Knolls to become a zoologist for the day. Meet several of our education critters and find out about their life cycles and habitats and then help prepare their food and water for the day. The program is open to a family or group of up to eight people so you will not be in close contact with any other visitors nor sharing materials and supplies with them.

Recommended by:
Chris Gingrich
Asst. Superintendent
of Outdoor Education

Why I chose this program: 
This is a great program to get an up close experience with the animals Hickory Knolls utilizes in our educational programming and exhibits. A staff member gives your group personalized attention as you participate in this unique, limited-opportunity experience. And, the structure of the program keeps participation to a single family or group of up to 8 people, so it is very safe in terms of contact with others. Numerous sessions are available through early 2021 by with only one group permitted per time slot and only offered on select days, don't wait too long to register!
M, November 30-December 21
Ages 18+

Instead of leagues, let's just PLAY! Scheduled times are reserved to play basketball each week with the same group of people. It allows adults a time to get out and exercise while enjoying a sport that they love to play.

Recommended by:
Megan Hatheway
Athletic Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
I picked basketball open play because it is important for adults to stay active. It benefits both their physical and mental health to compete with other individuals that also enjoy playing basketball. It's a great way to meet new people, and reconnect with others that you may not have seen recently.  
The Giving Tree
November 2-December 4

In the spirit of the holiday season, park district preschool students make special decorations that will adorn the festive trees in the lobby at Pottawatomie Community Center and Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. Pick an ornament to discover what type of gift you can purchase and donate to the Jim Wheeler Toys for Kids Program, a cooperative effort with the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps.

Recommended by:
Lara Piner
Pottawatomie Community
Center Supervisor

Why I chose this program: 
This year the Salvation Army is expecting to serve 155% more families in need than previous years due to COVID-19.  Drop off a new unwrapped gift at PCC, HKDC, PGC and NRC from Nov 2 through Dec 4.
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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