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Fundraising Events

Support Nature on “Giving Tuesday for the Trail”Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact.


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Did you know?

You may know Arroyo Trails is managed and maintained by the Channahon Park District, but did you know tax dollars were not used to build Arroyo Trails? The People for Channahon Parks Foundation raised the funds to build Arroyo Trails through grants, and the generosity of businesses and community members.


Think about how valuable Arroyo Trails is for you and your family and friends:
  • Do you escape to the trails for fresh air and exercise?
  • Do you find a stroll in nature soothing for the soul?
  • Do you explore Arroyo Trails with kids or pets so they can burn off excess energy?
  • Do you enjoy listening to and seeing the wildlife that call these lands home?


What’s coming soon to Arroyo Trails…
  • Permanent StoryWalk (funded by Channahon Township, to be added 2022)
  • Permanent Restrooms (funded by ReBuild Illinois grant, to be added 2022)
  • Trail improvement – Boardwalk extension with covered bridge added as a permanent solution to the trail beginning to washout near the trailhead (seeking funding)
  • Band Shell added to the Aux Sable Amphitheater (seeking funding)


Arroyo Trails is seeing more visitors than ever, proving just how essential nature is to our lives.

If you haven’t visited Arroyo Trails recently, we invite you to visit! Walk the Exelon Generation Trail and explore the trailhead where you’ll find the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Fitness Stations, Aux Sable Outdoor Amphitheater, ExxonMobil Potawatomi Village, a water play area with interactive fountains, a large slide, donor plaza and council ring with bench seats.

With your help this truly unique nature park can continue to improve in reintroducing children and families to nature and enriching the lives of so many.


No need to wait until Tuesday, donations can be made today! All donations $1,000 & up will be recognized on the permanent donor wall in the Donor Plaza at Arroyo Trails.

It’s about feeling good about the difference you make.
Support the trail you love!


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Putts & Suds fore Parks

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Presented by
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Nearly 50% filled already!!
Click here to register!

New location! Event begins and ends at Heroes West!

Where else in Illinois can you have so much fun on a Saturday in February?? Must be age 21 or older to participate. Play up to 9 holes (only 7 holes required to compete) of Putt Putt Golf at local bars.

Leave the driving to us – bus transportation bar to bar provided (required for all participants).
All proceeds benefit Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands.

$260/Foursome – Includes T-Shirt, Golf Ball, Transportation, and Post Event Party.

REGISTER EARLY – the event has sold out the last 4 years!
Register by January 31, 2022 to be guaranteed the shirt size you want.


Friday, February 25 at Heroes West Sports Grill – NEW LOCATION! 
5:00-7:00 pm   Early Check-In (t-shirt and score card pick up), Choose bus assignment

Saturday, February 26 at Heroes West Sports Grill – NEW LOCATION! 
9:30-10:30 am   Check In (t-shirt and score card pick up), Choose bus assignment
10:30 am  Bus loading and transportation begins
11:00 am-4:00 pm  Putt putt golf at local bars
5:00 pm  Return to Heroes West for score card turn in Post putting party!

Participating Bars:
Channahon Lanes
Dock Rotz
Fat Boyz Pizza
Heroes West Sports Grill
Lallo’s Bar and Grill
Minooka Pub & Grill
The Office Bar and Grill
River Hawk Brewing
Wings, Etc


Participant Waiver & Additional Event Information
  • Every participant must sign and turn in a Waiver to participate in Putts & Suds Fore Parks. Please download a waiver for each Putt Putt Player on your team. Waivers can be emailed to: ccapecci@channahonpark.org or turned in at check-in Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26. Extra waivers will be available both days.
  • Early Check-In is all about getting your Swag Bags with T-Shirts, Golf Balls, Score Cards, Wristbands, getting your Bus Assignment, turning in your SIGNED Participant Waivers, and scoping out the Raffle Prizes at Heroes West Bar & Grill! Early Check-In will be 5:00-7:00pm at Heroes West Bar & Grill.
  • Saturday Morning Check-In begins at 9:30am at Heroes West Bar & Grill. Pick up your Swag Bags, get your Bus Assignment, turn in your SIGNED Participant Waivers. Breakfast items will be for sale and Raffle ticket for purchase. Buses will start loading at 10:30am and depart at 11:00am.
  • Enjoy the day but don’t forget to bring your Putter! Teams can play any bar in any order but MUST play at least 7 Holes and return to Heroes West Bar & Grill by 4:30pm in order to qualify for prizes. Participants MUST use provided bus transportation bar to bar. Post Putting Party begins at 5:00pm back at Heroes West Bar & Grill!
  • Costume Contest could win your team Free Registration for next year’s Putts & Suds! Dress up and get your picture taken. Costume Contest Not Required
  • Bus assignments are chosen by each team at check-in Friday and Saturday.  The bus assignments are relevant for ONLY the first boarding from Heroes West on Saturday at 10:30am. After you have reached your first bar you can get on any bus, you do not have to ride the same bus throughout. The buses will rotate to each bar every 20 minutes.
Event proceeds benefit Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands

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!


Trail & Fitness Stations are ready for you to explore!

TrailExelon 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.



Fitness StationMorris 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!




Phase 2 construction complete!  Phase 3 going on now!

Phase 2 of construction at the trailhead included the Aux Sable Outdoor Amphitheater with stone path, the ExxonMobil Potawatomi Village where children can learn through play, water play area with interactive fountains promoting push to play, a slide, and council ring with benches.

Phase 3 includes a pavilion shelter (completed), restrooms and additional trail improvements. Coming soon! StoryWalk sponsored by Channahon Township!

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.

Click here for more information.


Thank you to our Arroyo Trails Major Donors!


Celebrity Golf Classic

Due to The Bluffs construction in 2021 the Celebrity Golf Classic will return in 2022!

People for Channahon Parks Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic is a golf outing held annually at the award winning Heritage Bluffs Golf Club. In 2019, the Celebrity Golf Classic held it’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser on August 16, 2019. Teams and Single Golfers played a round of golf joined by celebrity captain, Eric Soderholm and other former Bears, Cubs and White Sox players in supporting the Arroyo Trails Nature Park. Check-in included free lunch, drinks, and raffles before the Shot Gun Start. Cocktail Reception in the evening complete with Buffet Dinner, Program Presentation, Celebrity Showcase, and Awards. Sponsorship Packages include company recognition, hole signs, and foursome or single golfer options.



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