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Tug of war added to St. Charles river, color runs

Check out this excellent article about our upcoming “Heart of the Fox Run and Tug “ event by the Daily Herald’s Lauren Rohr!

An all-inclusive color run, a set of 5K and 10K races, and a tug of war across the Fox River will be included in the new "Heart of the Fox Run & Tug" fundraiser this spring.... Read more...

River Corridor Foundation receives
the 2017 Civic Image Award

The River Corridor Foundation was the recipient of the 2017 Civic Image Award for the Wind Emotions Sculpture, pictured below, at the recent  St. Charles Chamber of Commerce 96th Annual Charlemagne Awards.

The Civic Image Award was created in 1993 to recognize members of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce for humanitarian efforts and/or civic or personal projects outside of business which have brought outstanding, positive recognition to St. Charles - therefore enhancing the image of the community.
With financial support from Tom and Cris Anderson, Grand Victoria Riverboat Foundation, Community Foundation of Fox River Valley, the City of St. Charles and Active River Project, we purchased and installed the Wind Emotions Sculpture.

The kinetic sculpture is located on the west side of the Fox River where the Anderson family harvested ice years ago. Wind Emotions frames the Municipal Building and features three wind-driven synchronized poles which are illuminated at night. The tallest pole stands 29 feet. Wind Emotions is the work of American sculptor Lyman Whitaker.

» See more of our beautiful Sculptures on the Fox here

Destination St. Charles -
Active River Project Overview

Rick Brems and Robert Rydin have completed this amazing video which illustrates the wonderful asset of the Fox River that we are so blessed to enjoy, as well as some of the proposed concepts we hope will be incorporated in the Active River Plan.
This video is about the Active River Project in St. Charles, Illinois, presented by the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles.

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

An entourage from the City of St. Charles, St. Charles Park District, the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles and the St. Charles business community are visiting the highly successful Falls Park project in Greenville, SC to understand their planning, financing, management and formula for success. Read more...

St. Charles Active River Project Building Strong Community Support

The Saint Chares Active River Project continues to build support throughout the community. A recent example is a water quality testing program conducted by students from St. Charles East High School. Led by science instructor Laura Nannini, the environmental club members took water samples from the Fox River within St. Charles city limits for analysis of dissolved oxygen, phosphate and organic content. The purpose of this testing program is to continually monitor water quality in the Fox River as components of the Active River Project are implemented. Read more...

Engineering Feasibility Study Has Been Completed

In 2015 the City of St. Charles, the St. Charles Park District and the River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles jointly updated the Fox River Corridor Master Plan intending to provide a strategic framework to enhance the Fox River as a resource for the community from environmental, recreational and economic development perspectives. The Master Plan provides guidance for public and private investment, projects along the Fox River in St. Charles and the Plan recognizes the importance of connectivity of the river and adjacent land uses. Read more...

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.