Visitors are invited to explore the fascinating DuPage River and its branches that teem with life of all kinds. The East Branch and West Branch of the DuPage River join together here at Knoch Knolls Park, creating a unique confluence of water and land. The Nature Center provides a window into the underwater world found right in our community. Take a journey back in time through our interpretive exhibits that tell the tale of the river’s formation, local wildlife and the river's impact on the lives of our ancestors up through the present day. The 900-gallon freshwater tank provides a glimpse into the world of the river. The spacious deck overlooking the pond and the West Branch of the DuPage River sets the stage for beginning your outdoor exploration. Additionally, the Nature Center’s numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) features, including a cistern for collecting rainwater and the “living wall,” illustrate the importance of conserving our natural resources for future generations. Learn more

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Don't miss our free Monarch Festival!
Join us for our free Monarch Festival A Pollinator Extravaganza! Sunday, September 17 11 am - 4 pm An all ages event - Discover our native pollinators! - Learn how to crea...
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Hiking and Biking Trails
Knoch Knolls has plenty of hiking and bicyling trails for all ages and abilities. Learn more

Boating and Kayaking
The boat launch is easily accessible to launch a small boat or kayak.
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Nature Playground
Enjoy the brand-new nature-themed playground. Learn more

18-Hole Disc Golf Course
The former 9-hole disc golf course has been expanded to 18 challenging holes. Learn more


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