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How riverfront recreation can reboot rural communities

In Eagle, Colorado, a whitewater park aims to spur development and create a new destination. Read full story...

St. Charles residents weigh in on downtown plans

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles resident Sharon O'Leary thinks replacing the existing dam in downtown St. Charles with whitewater and recreational channels, a recreational zipline above the Fox River and other improvements would be a great way to bring more people to the downtown. Read full story...

River Corridor Foundation Announces Langum Corridor river front improvement initiative and new officers

The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles is focusing on a series of potential improvements to the eastern bank of the Fox River roughly parallel to Langum Park in St. Charles. RCF Project Committee chair, Jim Enck, notes this stretch of the riverfront has not been the subject of significant improvements for many years and yet is one of the most visible stretches of the riverfront for residents and visitors alike. Read full story...

Proposed Fox River improvements would help St. Charles economy: study

ST. CHARLES – Replacing the existing dam in downtown St. Charles with whitewater and recreational channels, installing a recreational zipline above the Fox River and doing other improvements along the Fox River could bring thousands of more people to the city every year and create many economic opportunities, according to a consultant studying the proposal. Read full story...

Report: Fox River plan likely to boost tourism in St. Charles

A plan to create a white-water rafting course, an upgraded riverwalk and various other recreational amenities likely would boost tourism and economic activity in St. Charles, according to the preliminary results of a study. Read full story...

St. Charles Active
River Project

  •   214 South First Street, Suite A
         St. Charles, IL 60174

About the Project

The goal of the St. Charles Active River Project is to create a lively riverfront environment and experience that is the centerpiece of the community. Your participation and input are important. Contact us to get involved or provide your feedback here