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Blackberry Farm staff have continued to monitor the weather predicted for our Princess VIP event this Sunday, September 22. Per the safety and enjoyment of our guests, the event is being moved to the Vaughn Athletic Center field house (2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506) from 9-11 a.m. All ticket holders will be given a pass to visit Blackberry Farm valid through October 27. We look forward to seeing all of the princesses and princes on Sunday!

Path leading to Red Oak Nature Center in the woods

Red Oak Nature Center

2343 S. River Street, Batavia, Illinois ● 630-897-1808 ● Directions


Outdoor Beauty, Adventure and Discovery

Fox Valley Park District offers you many ways to have fun, learn more and be active and creative, as well as enjoy new experiences. At Red Oak, we also connect you with the joys, lessons and wonders of nature.

Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River in Batavia, Red Oak Nature Center is the region’s premier facility for nature and conservation education. Surrounded by more than 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat, the nature center is the ideal destination for anyone with a desire to discover more about the great outdoors.

Just a few highlights include:

  • Fox River views
  • school, scout and group outings
  • special events (MapleFest, BugFest)
  • birthday parties and room rentals

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