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 VisionThe 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

Fox River Clean-up - September 21, 2024

It's our Fox River Day! 6th Annual River Clean-Up Event in St. Charles.
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Recent News

Project Daffodil - October 19, 2024

Help us plant mixed daffodil bulbs and Virginia Blue Bell plants and double the size and beauty of the planting beds.
  Click here to learn more and to register


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2024 A River Flows Through It, Life in the Fox Valley

Will kick off the 2024 lecture series at the Arcada Theater at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 17th.
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Recent Events

Recent News

Project Daffodil

Volunteer for planting day! Let's do it again! We're ready to plant another 5,000 daffodil bulbs and 150 Virginia blue bells in Mt. St. Mary Park to double the size of the beauty surrounding the Mr. Eggward sculpture when the bulbs bloom next Spring.
  Click here to learn more and to register


Upcomig Events

Fox River Clean-up

It's Our Fox River! Volunteer to join the 4th annual community clean-up effort hosted in partnership by the River Corridor Foundation, The Conservation Foundation and the St. Charles Park District.
  Click here to learn more and to register



Upcomig Events

St. Charles volunteers thinking spring with Project Daffodil

The overcast skies and blustery weather Saturday may not have conjured up images of flowery blooms, but the work of about 100 volunteers along the Fox River ensured gorgeous spring...   Read More

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:


    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.


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


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


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


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


    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 CorridorTake 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
  • The River Corridor Foundation of St. Charles
  •   P.O. BOX 3753
    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, recreational, and economic opportunities that are accessible to all.