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St. Charles might hire economic consultant to study for Fox River plan

A plan to create more recreational opportunities along the Fox River in St. Charles includes a revamped riverwalk and the potential for kayaking, canoeing and rafting... Read full story...

St. Charles Kiwanis Commits To Active River Development

The St. Charles Kiwanis Club has announced a major commitment to the children of St. Charles with their pledge to fund and construct a significant component of the proposed Active River Development... Read full story...

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.

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.