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  • The Fox Valley Park District will use a $400,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help fund redevelopment of Copley I Park near downtown Aurora.

    Fox Valley Park District awarded $400,000 grant for Copley I ParkApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fox Valley Park District receives $400,000 grant for Copley I Park.

  • Fox Valley Park Dist. offers updateApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Staff members of the Fox Valley Park District will be on hand at 84th District state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit’s office from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 to provide information on current projects, budget needs and future developments in the park district’s strategic plan that lasts until 2016.

  • Fox Valley Park District offers two-for-one dealApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Summer will arrive eventually — it always does — and, based on recent years, we’ll have plenty of hot, scorching days. That’s why the time is right — now — to make plans for keeping cool during the solar vortex that’s sure to come.

  • A pair of volunteers helps clean up along the Fox River Trail during a previous Spring Spruce-Up, which will be held Saturday, April 26, at four park sites.

    Spring Spruce-Up: Collaborating for clean parksApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite this polar vortex that won’t let go, the spring season is starting to flex its muscles, ready to give the cold weather a swift and final kick into oblivion. It’s time to get outdoors and celebrate, which the Fox Valley Park District plans to do on Saturday, April 26, with its sixth annual Spring Spruce-Up. The district’s biggest volunteer event of the year brings communities together in the name of common good — beautifying the local parks and trails we share and enjoy.

  • Park volunteers wantedApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fox Valley Park District is seeking volunteers for its spring spruce-up day on April 26.

  • Visitors at the free MapleFest event March 15 at Red Oak Nature Center will tap a maple tree and learn how its sap is converted into tasty maple syrup.

    Get your spring started at MapleFest SaturdayMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Red Oak Nature Center will be offering an early, sweet taste of spring on Saturday, March 15, when the annual MapleFest takes place. The event is free to the public, and registration is requested only for groups of 10 or more.

  • Paddlers of all ages and abilities will take to the Fox River on June 1, when the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race returns for its 53rd year.

    Frozen now, but Fox River will be hoppin’ for Mid-Am RaceFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    For much of this winter, the Fox River has looked more like frozen tundra than a vibrant waterway; a cold, white sheen of snow-caked ice, crisscrossed by wayward snowmobile trails and skinny ski tracks. But the Fox will spring to life on the first Sunday in June as the Mid-America Canoe and Kayak Race returns for its 53rd year running.

  • Lining lake shorelines with native plants, these Waubonsie Valley High School students teamed with the Fox Valley Park District to promote sustainability. The plants filter runoff, keeping waterways clean and creating a healthier environment for residents and wildlife alike.

    Piloting sustainability, FVPD a green leaderFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sustainability initiatives go back to the very origins of the Fox Valley Park District, which was created in 1947 to “protect and preserve scenic vistas along the Fox River,” among many other aspirations.

  • Make your shelter reservations for the summer Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Fox Valley Park District will begin accepting picnic shelter reservations Monday, Feb. 3, on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Wind blows snow across Plank Road just East of Route 47 Thursday. The snow forecast for Saturday is leading some event organizers not to chance it.

    Suburban events Saturday being canceled due to snow Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    With a major winter storm looming Friday night, many local events planned for Saturday were being canceled. Among the cancellations announced Friday afternoon were the IHSA cheerleading sectional competitions, which have been moved to the same time Sunday in Grayslake and Rolling Meadows.

  • Barbecues and picnics – reserve your summer site Jan 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    It may be cold outside, but the Fox Valley Park District is already looking ahead to spring and summer. On Monday, Feb. 3, the outdoor party season begins — at least the planning part — when picnic shelter reservations become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    Fox Valley Park District board welcomes four new members Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Four new members of the Fox Valley Park District board were sworn in during the January meeting.

  •  From left, Fabian Guerrero as Shrek, Elisabeth Coster as Princess Fiona and Jake Ziman as Donkey perform the leading roles in “Shrek the Musical,” which hits the stage at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora this weekend for four shows.

    ‘Shrek’ takes the stage at Fox Valley Park District Jan 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Life doesn’t always go as planned — even in fairy tales. But a few detours and reroutes can make for an adventurous trip — as in the case of a hulking, green ogre named Shrek.

  •  The countdown to noon ended in a balloon drop during the Family New Year’s Eve Party Tuesday at Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora.

    Kids get early start at Vaughan Athletic Center Dec 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    New Year's celebration comes early for the young ones at the Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora.

  • Fox Valley Park District board OKs tax freeze Dec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fox Valley Park District residents will benefit from another tax freeze after the district’s board of trustees approved a zero-percent increase for the third consecutive year.

  • Fox Vally Park District wants to hear from residents Nov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    What do you think? The Fox Valley Park District wants to know — with a survey campaign that’s all about listening. The park district values two-way communication, because it’s essential in determining how to best serve its 233,000 residents across Aurora, North Aurora and Montgomery.

  •  Four new ball fields radiate from a stylish shelter that serves as the hub for a 135-acre expansion — which also includes 11 additional soccer fields — at Stuart Sports Complex in Montgomery. Estimates are for a mid-2014 opening.

    Sneak peek at new Stuart Sports Complex Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Stuart Sports Complext in Montgomery is shaping up to be a thing of beauty, says Jeff Long of the Fox Valley Park District.

  •  A butterfly gathers nectar from a New England aster, one of many native plants Fox Valley Park District crews and volunteers utilize in prairie restoration efforts throughout the district to expand natural areas, ecosystems and wildlife habitat.

    Bringing prairies back to the parks in Kane County Oct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Not long ago, before urban sprawl, before the industrial revolution and before the advent of agriculture, Illinois was a land of natural lushness. Today, however, less than two percent of those lands remains. Fortunately, prairie restoration projects in recent years have become more numerous, and the Fox Valley Park District is among those driving the efforts.

  •  Pumpkin Weekends — at Blackberry Farm throughout October — are all about fall, with a pumpkin patch, train rides and many more festive activities to celebrate the season and the spirit of Halloween.

    Pumpkin Weekends: Festive fall in all its glory Oct 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sweet as it is, the fall season is just too short. Dazzling autumn leaves and all their brilliant colors burst onto the scene suddenly, only to be whisked away on the next windy day. Fortunately, the Fox Valley Park District makes this glorious season last a little longer with its annual Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm.

  • Singer Kayla Tejero of Montgomery, a finalist in the Geneva’s Got Talent competition, is a voice student in the Fox Valley Park District’s Adagio Music Studio.

    Park district helps students make beautiful musicSep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Let’s face it — not everybody is naturally gifted to make beautiful music, whether through voice, instrument or both. Fortunately, the Fox Valley Park District’s School of Performing Arts is providing expanded opportunities to develop those talents through the new Adagio Music Studio.

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