River Corridor Foundation

Making the Fox River a Community Centerpiece

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Shoreline Improvement

Stabilizing and improving the shoreline at  
 Pottawatomie Park and along the Fox River  
  corridor of Saint Charles. 

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Creating Experiences

Enhancing the downtown Saint Charles riverfront  
 experience with artwork, access and cultural events 

Active River Project

Enhancing and expanding recreational possibilities 
 In the Fox River Corridor and downtown Saint Charles 

Bob Leonard Walkway & Extension

Adding access and beauty along Fox River walkways and bike paths

A Mission with A Vision The St. Charles River Corridor Foundation fosters private-public partnerships, projects and events that...

Riverfront Experience

...Enhance the St. Charles riverfront environment as a destination for individuals, families, organizations and businesses.

Culture & History

...Celebrate our community’s rich history, cultural traditions and distinct personality.

Recreation Use

...Expand the safe, recreational use of the Fox River, as well as health and wellness activities in and around the riverfront.

Economic Heartbeat

...Create a unique riverfront experience that strengthens the economic heartbeat of St. Charles and its downtown partners.

Upcoming Events

2017 St. Charles Rhythm on the River presents The Henhouse Prowlers November. 4th.   Read More

Recent News

STC Active River Task Force Travels to Greenville, SC. on Fact-Finding Trip.   Read More

Active River Project

Engineering Feasibility Study Has Been Completed.
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Our Passion Projects Unleashing the full beauty, natural utility and economic power of the Fox River


  • Active River Project
    Renergizing the Future of St. Charles

  • Bob Leonard Walkway
    Providing access and connection

  • Fox River Shoreline
    Stabilizing and improving the water’s edge

  • River North Gateway
    Adding access and beauty for bikers and walkers

  • Frank Gorham Launch
    Adding facilities for paddlers and rowers

  • St. Charles Riverfront
    Enhancing the downtown experience

  • Expanding Recreational Use
    For kayakers, canoeists, rowers and more

  • Color Run & River Run 5K
    Fundraisers, fitness and fun

  • Rhythm on the River
    Bringing music and magic to the river’s edge

  • “If I Could But Fly” and “The Foundation’s “Sculptures on the Fox”
    initiative brings world-class artwork to the riverfront.”

  • “Wind Emotions”
    and “The Foundation’s Sculptures on the Fox” initiative brings world-class artwork to the riverfront.

  • “Reflections”
    and “The Foundation’s Sculptures on the Fox” initiative brings world-class artwork to the riverfront.

What We Do? Here’s a snapshot of what the River Corridor Foundation is up to:

  • RIVERFRONT EXPERIENCE

    Our board of directors and volunteers continuously look for ways to improve access to the riverfront and enhance the experience of being “on the Fox” for everyone.

  • SHORELINE STABILIZATION

    Especially where our community’s parks and multi-use pathways interact with the waters of the Fox River.

  • RESEARCH & CONSERVATION

    We work in concert with conservation and parks & recreation groups to monitor and protect the river and its surrounding environment.

  • RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

    The Foundation works closely with the Active River Task Force to grow and diversify the safe recreational use of the Fox River

  • RESTORATION & BEAUTIFICATION

    The River Corridor Foundation restores native plants, clears out invasive vegetation, creates beautiful gardens and landscaped features that invite people down to the river.

  • PUBLIC ART & CULTURAL EVENTS

    We sponsor events that put the “fun” back in fundraising, from color runs to concerts to art-in-the-park exhibits, as well as commissioned piece of sculpture.

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Welcome to the Fox River Corridor Take in the breathtaking beauty and charm of the Fox River valley in St. Charles, Illinois.

Please help us make the Fox River Corridor of St. Charles a community centerpiece that is a destination for all. Donate a Bob Leonard Walkway Legacy Brick
  • River Corridor Foundation
    of St. Charles
  •   214 South First Street, Suite A
    St. Charles, IL 60174

Mission Statement

The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles supports and advocates for projects that will enhance the downtown riverfront environment as a destination for cultural, educational, and economic opportunities that are accessible to all.