Exelon Generation Trail
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Outdoor Fitness Stations
Water & Sand Play
Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands
What will you discover when you explore Arroyo Trails?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Benches surrounding a council fire is perfect for storytelling, drama, music, dance, or conversation. Benches built by Greg Gomez from Scouts BSA Troop 444.
The Water Play Area mimics a natural stream. The water is kid powered with a hand pump and push/pull structures.
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.
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.
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.
The Foundation is extremely grateful to all of the companies and individuals who have supported Arroyo Trails! See our donors below.
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.
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.
John & Joanne Carnagio
CN Stronger Communities Fund
The Grainger Foundation
Greenscape Services – Greg & Kelly Stytz
David & Susan Landahl
Ron & Mary Ann Lehman
Dennis & Sharon Martin
Venture One Real Estate
2 Get Moving Realty
Caesar’s Foundation – Harrah’s Joliet
Channahon Minooka Rotary Club
Dennis & Patricia Clower
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
Jerry & Lorraine Davidson
Dollinger Family Farm
Edward Jones, Channahon – Michelle Denoyer
First Midwest Bank
Donna & Chuck Szoke
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