Outstanding opportunities for active recreation and relaxation are prominent in this suburban Chicago area. The West Chicago Park District is a top source for residents in search of a variety of recreational endeavors. The district oversees more than 390 acres of parkland divided into 13 park sites, which includes the 125-acre Reed-Keppler Park.
Located at National and Arbor streets, Reed-Keppler Park has two playgrounds (one is brand new), several athletic fields, a skate park, a two-acre dog park, and the 25-acre Dyer Nature Sanctuary. Additionally, the park is the home of Turtle Splash Family Aquatic Center, a popular summer spot featuring a pool with winding waterslides.
Operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the 305-acre West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve is a beautiful natural area that adjoins the Illinois Prairie Path. This prairie path is unique in comparison to others as there are no fishing or picnic areas located here. Instead, the Illinois Prairie Path lends itself to quiet strolls throughout the unrefined local prairieland.
Golf enthusiasts relish in the courses of West Chicago. Included in the area’s choices are the 18-hole Prairie Landing Golf Club along Kautz Road and the 36-hole St. Andrews Golf and Country Club—both public courses. Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles is an additional choice for golfers.
The youth of West Chicago take advantage of the sports teams organized through the American Youth Soccer Association and the West Chicago Athletic Association. Soccer, baseball and football are some of the options for children of all ages. If playing sports is not preferred, head over to nearby Geneva to watch the Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team take on its league rivals.