Exelon Generation Trail

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Outdoor Fitness Stations

Water & Sand Play

Boardwalk/Overlook

Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands

What will you discover when you explore Arroyo Trails?

Arroyo Entrance

Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands, is a nature park development managed by the Channahon Park District, planned and funded by the People for Channahon Parks Foundation. Set on a truly unique 78-acres, the nature park is unlike any other, reintroducing children and families to nature and enriching life. Arroyo Trails offers numerous opportunities for outdoor play, fitness and education!

 

Location
Arroyo Trails is located North of U.S. Route 6 between the DuPage River and Bell Road, three miles west of I-55. Click here for map.

 

Arroyo Trails is ready for you to explore!

Trail

Exelon Generation Trail
The Exelon Generation Trail is a unique crushed stone nearly one-mile (two miles out and back) trail that takes you along the ravine, winding creek and forest areas for kids and families to play and experience nature! You’ll discover beautiful overlooks, boardwalks and bridges, with sightings of white tailed deer, nestling birds, blue heron and more. Check out the trail map here.

Log Climber

Log Climber
This unique wooden climber is made by Richter Spielgerate in Germany. Children have a natural urge to scale an obstacle or to climb up something. More than any other kind of exercise, climbing stimulates self-perception, promotes the ability to make decisions and to concentrate, trains spatial perception and supports self confidence.

 

Log Climber

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Fitness Stations
Enjoy fitness inspired by nature, fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful scenery on Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers three Fitness Stations located near the trailhead!

 

Council Ring

Council Ring
Benches surrounding a council fire is perfect for storytelling, drama, music, dance, or conversation. Benches built by Greg Gomez from Scouts BSA Troop 444.

 

Water Play

Water Play 
The Water Play Area mimics a natural stream. The water is kid powered with a hand pump and push/pull structures.

 

Outdoor Stage

Aux Sable Outdoor Amphitheater Stage
An outdoor classroom/amphitheater with stage and boulder accents is a central location for groups to meet for education programs and theater productions.

What’s next?

 
StoryWalk Coming in 2022!

Generously Sponsored by Channahon Township

What is a StoryWalk®?
A StoryWalk® is an innovative way to get people of all ages out walking while reading children’s picture books combining nature and physical activity with literacy. Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting families, children, caregivers, teachers and others to follow the path of pages.

 
Permanent Restrooms Coming in 2023!

The Channahon Park District has been selected as a recipient of a $185,000 ReBuild Illinois Grant by State Senator Connor and former State Senator McGuire to build permanent restrooms at Arroyo Trails.

 

Band Shell

Band Shell

A unique band shell will be a new addition to Arroyo Trails where families, students, and groups can gather for concerts, events, family gatherings and more!
Seeking funding, estimated cost – $100,000

 
 
 
Boardwalk Extension/Covered Bridge

The boardwalk extension/covered bridge will be a beautiful addition and permanent solution to the trail washout happening near the trailhead.
Seeking funding, estimated cost – $150,000

 

How is Arroyo Trails funded?

Arroyo Trails is funded by the People for Channahon Parks Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) foundation, and managed by the Channahon Park District.

Donors
The Foundation is extremely grateful to all of the companies and individuals who have supported Arroyo Trails! See our donors below.

Events
Event proceeds from the Foundation’s two annual events, Putts & Suds and the Celebrity Ryder Cup Style Golf event, have helped support the Arroyo Trails development.

Grants
PFCPF has also received a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and was a 2019 recipient of the competitive Park Development and Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant.

 

Major Donors

 

                  Cotter Family                     

                             

PEOPLE FOR CHANNAHON PARKS FOUNDATION

24856 W. Eames St, Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: (815) 467-7275 |  Fax: (815) 467-5677  |  info@peopleforchannahonparks.org
People for Channahon Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. DLN: 17053149037019 FEIN: 26-4058097

     

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