St. Charles, Ill. 60174
Cost: Parking $5/vehicle or $1/person (weekends and holidays only). Canoe rentals $15. Call or visit website for other fees
Hours: Dawn-10 p.m. daily
On the east edge of the Fox River, this park has an 18-hole miniature golf course, 9-hole golf course, community center, swimming pools, softball field, sand volleyball and tennis courts, amphitheatre, native plant demonstration garden, a trail system, playgrounds and fishing areas. Enjoy a historic paddlewheel riverboat cruise or canoe rentals. Pavilion rentals available.