Pottawatomie Park


The Fox River Trail is a scenic, easy-to-access pathway that takes you through the gorgeous countryside and to some of Illinois’ most popular cities. The trail has access points in nearly every city within 100 miles along its route which makes it perfect for travelers who want an alternative to highways or flying (or just need time away from work).

The state’s newest recreational resource will provide fun opportunities near your hometown with regional trails! For all those creatures looking for ways to escape these last few weeks of summer heat we have good news: one great way is by taking advantage of our new 106 mile long bike path. It runs right alongside the beautiful Fox River as well as towns like Aurora, Elgin, Schaumburg and more; so come visit Pottawatomie Park along the east edge of a beautiful river, this trail offers scenic vistas and access to downtown. It’s only 4 blocks north from RT-64 and 3 blocks west from RT 25 (you can turn on North Avenue).

Amenities at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles, IL

  • Adult Activity Center
  • Amphitheatre
  • Bench Seating
  • Bike Rack
  • Bike Repair Station
  • Concessions
  • Creek/Pond/River Access
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Stations
  • Paddlewheel Riverboats
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Sidewalk Connections
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Courts
  • Trails
  • Waterslides

History of Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles

The Jack Kerr Memorial Riverwalk

In honor of John ‘Jack’ Kerr’s 25 years as a St. Charles Park District Commissioner, the Riverwalk is only walking distance away from downtown and shopping districts that are filled with historic sights like Hotel Baker.

A little about Jack…

Jack is the type of person who doesn’t just talk – he does. In his time on the board, more than 1,000 acres of land used for parks and open space were acquired as Jack was instrumental in winning National Gold Medal Award to improve facilities. He also advocated seizure or acquisition of existing properties to save them from development by private companies that would use these areas solely for profit making purposes – rather than enjoyment! This allowed him enough room during his tenure at Park District Board Meetings where they could discuss much without interference such as acquiring property with funds generated through its own enterprise activities like renting office spaces out?

After years of spearheading a campaign to renovate the rundown Swanson Pool in Pottawatomie, Jack was finally able to see his vision come true. After two successful referendums were passed which paved the way for conservation and development projects all over the county, there is now open space at Primrose Farm; major sports complexes have been developed such as Baxter Park Sports Complex (basketball) and Johnson County Aquatic Center-Waterworld Sportsplex (swimming); an aquatic park has also opened with a nature center adjacent to it; miles of bike paths are now available for both commuters and recreationists alike.

Jack always had one goal in mind: improving people’s lives through recreation and aquatics. It started with making sure there were no pools available because of the 70 year age limit on Swansons’ facilities; but when they opened their doors once more thanks to his hard work, Pottawatomie locals knew that this would not have been possible without him


Pottawatomie Community Center

If you’re looking for something to do, there are plenty of options at the activity center. From bouncing babies to older adults, this facility offers everything from preschool and arts & crafts classes all the way up through exciting trips with fitness programs in between! In Conner Gymnasium your kiddos can play basketball or pickleball while they learn about sportsmanship; we also have open gym time available on most days too so that folks over 18 can get a workout without dropping their kids off somewhere else first. And if dance is more your style? The St. Charles Dance Academy has one-of-a kind instructional and recital programs running year round – it’s never been easier (or cheaper!) than now!

The Pottawatomie Park Senior Center provides a variety of activities for the 50+ crowd, including card and board games, billiards in an elegant setting overlooking the beautiful Fox River. Walk or take a paddlewheel riverboat cruise to discover bits of nature at Native Plant Demonstration Garden.


Pottawatomie Golf Course

Nestled on the banks of a beautiful river, Pottawatomie Golf Course is one of the most scenic and well-visited golf courses in Illinois. It offers just 9 holes for avid players; it’s also an idyllic place to spend time with family or friends while enjoying views as far as you can see across rolling hills covered in lush forests.

For those looking for a quick round of golf with friends or family, Pottawatomie is the perfect nine-hole course. The layout and scenery make it one you won’t soon forget!

Featuring an affordable price and great scenic views, Pottawatomie Golf Course has something to offer nearly any golfer in St Charles County. At just 9 holes long but boasting beautiful greenery as well as challenging water hazards like Blue Lake Pond on hole 8, this public course can be enjoyed by all ages who are up to par.


River View Miniature Golf

River View Miniature Golf Course is located in Pottawatomie Park at 8 North Avenue in St. Charles.

Directions to River View Miniature Golf Course

Turn your car north onto 2nd Ave, a short stretch of road that starts just west of the intersection at Routes 25/64. Drive three blocks to this dead-end where you’ll find Pottawatomie Park on the left. Follow North Avenue down until it concludes by parking lot next to Fox River – and take in some fresh air with pretty views for miles around!

From Route 64 (Main Street), turn south onto 2nd Ave; drive 3 blocks west from the main area or two east from The Fox river before turning into Pottawatomie Park’s entranceway, following N1st Ave all way down till it reaches Parking Lot near the Fox River.

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