Parks & Recreation

Outstanding opportunities for active recreation and relaxation are prominent in this suburban Chicago location. The West Chicago Park District is a top source for residents in search of recreation. 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, 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. The Path is unique in comparison to others as there are no fishing or picnic areas located here. Instead, it lends itself to quiet strolls throughout the unrefined local prairieland.

Golf enthusiasts relish 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.