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Experience Knoch Knolls Park

Knoch Knolls Park Amenities

Nature Center
Restrooms
5 Bridges
2 Rivers
1 Creek
1 Pond
2 Picnic groves
Canoe and kayak launch
1 Backstop
2 Small multi-use fields
18 Disc Golf nets
84 Parking spaces
Trail Miles: 5.5 (approx)

 
 

Fishing at Naperville Park District Parks

Anyone can fish in Naperville Park District ponds and the two branches of the DuPage River.
If you are 16 and older you must obtain a fishing license, but anyone 15 and under can fish for free.
You can obtain a fishing license online or in local stores. For a list of stores/vendors selling licenses in your area click here.
The state offers a free fishing tackle loaner program so you can try out fishing without having to purchase the equipment! Click here to learn more about this program and get a list of participating loan locations.
Please note: Rules and regulations for fishing are set by the Illiniois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Here's the 2019 Illinois Fishing Information guide.
And please remember to fish responsibly by throwing out your empty bait containers and removing any fishing line that might endanger the local wildlife.

The Knoch Knolls Nature Center also offers fishing programs for children ages 5-11, with a parent, and for scout groups.
During these programs we provide the fishing poles and bait.  
Check out our Fishin' Kids programs offered each spring/summer.
Check out our Scout fishing programs offered during the spring and fall.

Boating and Kayaking

Knoch Knolls has a boat launch that is easily accessible to launch a small boat or kayak.
Map of regional water trails for canoeing and kayaking
 
Knoch Knolls - Boating and Kayaking
 
 


Nature Playground for Kids

The Knoch Knolls nature-themed playground near the Nature Center, features a variety of play apparatus within a beautiful outdoor setting. The playground has features for kids ages 2-5 and 5-12.
 
Knoch Knolls - Playground
 

Picnic Areas

Enjoy a picnic under the canopy of the Lower Grove Picnic Area (12 picnic tables) or open area of the Upper Grove Picnic Area (6 picnic tables plus fire ring). Small groups may use the picnic areas and Park District grills, on a first-come, first-serve basis. A permit is required when a group is 25 or larger, the fire pit is used, alcohol is being served or if you plan to bring your own personal grill. Please call 630-864-3965 to make a reservation.
 
Knoch Knolls - Picnic Areas

 

18-Hole Disc Golf Course

The expanded 18-hole disc golf course was completed in 2014 with additional improvements to the course landscaping finishing up in 2016. With its beautiful location along the West Branch of the DuPage River, it’s a popular spot for disc golfers. The course is free and available anytime the park is open, from sunrise to one hour after sunset. If needed, discs may be purchased from the nature center during its open hours.

Download the Disc Golf Course map


Learn About the Sport:
Disc Golf 101
 


 
 

 


Contact Us

320 Knoch Knolls Road
Naperville, IL 60540
630-864-3964

Regular Hours
March-October

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours
November-February

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(Closed Sundays in Dec, Jan & Feb)

Registration Hours
Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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