July is National Ice Cream Month. Celebrate with Ice Cream and exercise at Lake Renwick Preserve! The Ice Cream Run will take place on Sunday July 14th with 2 start times due to past event popularity. Runners (walkers) age 5 and up can register for either 8am or 10am start times for only $10. ... » Learn More about Ice Cream Run
Plainfield offers many outdoor activities from parks to forest preserves, there is something for everyone.
DuPage River Trail is located at the northwest corner of Rt 59 and Naperville Rd and runs approximately .8 miles from River Walk Park.
Settlers Park is located just west of downtown and features 20 acres with an Amphitheater for summer concerts, a history walk, a restored War Monument, a lake, open space, a picnic shelter, playground/tot lot, and walking trails.
Van Horn Woods is located on the south side of town between Lily Cache and W Frontage Road. The park has 87 acres and features 2 areas. The east section of the park is accessible from Frontage Rd and features a bike trail and dog park. There is also a lake and fishing pier. The west side features sports fields, a large gazebo and playground. It is accessed from Lily Cache.
Lake Renwick Preserve is 839 acres with three areas - the Turtle Lake access, the Heron Rookery and the Copley Nature Park. The Turtle Lake section is the only area to fish and bike in with 3.35 miles of trails. The Heron Rookery is home to heron, egrets, cormorants, bald eagles, American white pelicans and hundreds of winter waterfowl. The Copley Nature Park provides a gazebo with mounted scopes for viewing the many species of birds living in the preserve.
Celebrate Independence Day with Plainfield on July 3rd! Join the community at Plainfield Central High School for fun and fireworks starting at 6pm with the Raising of the Flag. Immediately after, kids can decorate bikes or jump on inflatables ($5 per child). The Patriotic Bike Parade starts ... » Learn More about Fireworks and Picnic
The DuPage River Trail is part of a 40-mile long system of paved trails. Several separated sections of the system have been constructed. The section of the trail in Plainfield is located east of Route 59 and north of Naperville Rd. It primarily runs on the north side of the river from River View ... » Learn More about DuPage River Trail
Downtown Joliet, IL June 7th 5-11pm Did you see the huge balloon on Essington Rd and Black Rd by the BMO Harris Bank? What's that about? It's New Orleans North! Mardi Gras comes to Joliet for an early summer outdoor event. The event features bands, beer tents, and Cajun Food. The New ... » Learn More about New Orleans North 2019
On June 1st, 2019 at ATI Field at Memorial Stadium DuPage Medical Group and Harrah's will host the Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. The goal for the event is to raise $178,400. The Relay For Life began in May 1985, when Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 ... » Learn More about Relay For Life