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Where 2 play in the Aurora Area


Silver SPrings State Fish & Wildlife Area Yorkvile


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Montgomery Park The setting of free summer concerts and the annual Montgomery Days Festival. 301 N. River St., Montgomery 630.897.0516 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Oakhurst Forest Preserve, Oakhurst Trail & Patterson Lake Lake/marsh complex: fish, hike, wildlife observation, sled hill. 1680 Fifth Ave., Aurora 630.232.5980 kaneforest.com


Phillips Park Over 325 acres includes free zoo, Mastodon Gallery, Sunken Garden, 18-hole golf course/driving range, 28-acre fishing lake with multiple use trail, war memorials and recreation areas. 1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora 630.256.3750 phillipsparkaurora.com


Phillips Park Aquatic Center Waterpark with tube slides, simulated river, zero-depth pools, sand activity areas. 828 Montgomery Rd., Aurora 630.851.8686 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Plowman’s Park


Home of the annual Big Rock Plowing Match. 48W508 Hinckley Rd., Big Rock 630.556.3171 bigrockplowingmatch.com


Raging Waves Waterpark Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark. 19 water slides, kiddie pool area, wave pool, lazy river, 24 private cabanas.


4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville 630.882.6575 ragingwaves.com


Red Oak Nature Center Interpretive center, trails, Devil’s Cave. Rt. 25 (1 mile north of Rt. 56), North Aurora 630.897.1808 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Richard Young Forest Preserve Trail system, picnic shelter. 8225 Rt. 71 (East of Rt. 47), Yorkville


630.553.4025 co.kendall.il.us


RiverEdge Park


Outdoor entertainment venue and community park. Home of the Blues on the Fox festival. 360 N. Broadway, Aurora 630.896.6666 riveredgeaurora.com


Sandwich Fairgrounds Home to the Sandwich Fair, Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show and other events year round. 1401 Suydam Rd., Sandwich 815.786.2159 sandwichfair.com


Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area Picnic, fish, hike, ice fish, sled, ice skate, cross-country ski. Home of Northern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days. 13608 Fox Rd., Yorkville 630.553.6297 dnr.state.il.us


Splash Country Waterpark Tube slides, lazy river, zero-depth pools, small kids’ play attractions, sand activity areas. 195 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora 630.906.7981 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Subat Forest Preserve Wetland restoration. Picnic tables, overlook, trails. 4999 Eldamain Rd., Plano 630.553.4025 co.kendall.il.us


Virgil L. Gilman Trail 12-mile trail from Aurora west through Bliss Woods and wetlands filled with unique wildlife and natural vegetation to Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove. 630.897.0516 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


Waubonsee Nature Trail Waubonsee Community College 4S783 Waubonsee Dr., Sugar Grove 630.466.7900 waubonsee.edu


Waubonsie Lake Park & Trail Winding paved trail encircles a beautiful lake. Pavilion, playground, trails, winter ice rinks. 9S080 Kautz Rd., Aurora 630.897.0516 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


West Main Community Park Baseball/softball, basketball, trails, roller hockey. 40W101 W. Main St., Batavia 630.879.5235 bataviaparks.org


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Steven G. Bridge Park Ball field complex, baseball- themed play structure, shelter, picnic area. 3351 Kennedy Rd., Yorkville 630.553.4357 yorkville.il.us


Stuart Sports Complex Premier athletic venue with 32 soccer fields, eight softball/ baseball fields and dog park. 10 Civic Center Dr., Montgomery 630.966.4541 foxvalleyparkdistrict.org


OUTFITERS All Spoked Up


Rent a comfortable hybrid bicycle. Sales, service, repair center. 14 W. Downer Pl., Aurora 630.801.9005


3 Webster St., Batavia 630.326.9625 allspokedup.com


Cruisin’ Waves Boat Rental Go-Float Electric Boats for rent daily, Jun.–Sep. Batavia Riverwalk 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia 630.340.7239 cruisinwaves.com


Freeman’s Sports Full-service outfitter. Rent canoes, fishing, outdoor sports gear. Marge Cline Whitewater Course 129 E. Hydraulic St., Yorkville 630.553.0515


Rocktown Adventures


Outdoor retailer and adventure club. Sales, rentals, lessons, guided trips. 107 S. Spruce St., Aurora 630.506.5706 rocktownadventures.com


Yak Shack Rent canoes, recreational kayaks, tube tracker inflatables. Marge Cline Whitewater Course 301 E. Hydraulic Ave., Yorkville 630.479.8074 yakshackonline.com


The ultimate playplace for the outdoor enthusiast. 630.553.6297


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