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Patch Picks: 5 Geneva Parks Worth Checking Out

Many of Geneva's award-winning parks offer residents and visitors a place to explore natural beauty.

There's no denying that Geneva has some of thein the state of Illinois. Take some time this summer to explore the reason why Geneva has one of the best park districts around and get back to nature, without leaving the area. 


1. With more than 11 acres of land along the beautiful Fox River, is a favorite among locals and visitors. Guests can follow the river path and experience the natural beauty of Geneva on foot or by bicycle. The large pavilion hosts live concerts in the summer, and there are many picnic areas available for use. Island Park also offers fishing spots and a playground.

2. is home to , a popular summer activity for many Geneva residents. The park also features a baseball diamond, soccer field, and covered pavilion.

Lighted tennis courts are available for public use and there is a playground for children to enjoy. There is a concession stand next to Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course with public restrooms nearby. During the winter months Wheeler offers and a warming house.

3. is located on 395 acres of open land at Kaneville and Peck Roads on the West Side of Geneva. It is home to many park district programs and has outstanding amenities for all to enjoy. 

The facility includes a butterfly house, picnic tables under a three-sided barn, an observation silo, the historic Peck home (circa 1869), and interactive history exhibits for a hands-on learning experience. 

Guests can walk among beautiful gardens or tour the maze of wetlands and native grasses. Signage giving information about the natural spaces on the property are placed throughout the walking trails. 

4. Kids enjoy a good playground, but they'll really love the , (877 Geneva Dr. just off of East Side Dr.). When packing up for a day at the pool is too much of an undertaking, bringing the family to Moore for a picnic and some fun in the water could be just what the doctor ordered.

The property also features a dry playground and soccer fields. 

5. Sandholm Woods, located at 34 Sandholm St., is a great place to wander in the natural beauty of Geneva. There are many nooks and crannies to explore and climbing rocks perfectly sized for kids to play on.

Walking paths, a garden area, and beautiful vine tunnels make up the 5.5 acres of Sandholm, which were recently enhanced during a 2009 renovation project. 

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