Bike paths are perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, cross-country skiing or bicycling. Some paths loop around the perimeter of a park while others are linear connecting neighborhoods to parks, schools and business centers.
The Park District's pathway system has three major legs and many lesser offshoots. The major legs, the DuPage River Greenway, the ComEd Greenway and the Lily Cache Greenway, will connect to each other linking neighborhood's to schools, business centers and parks.
The pathways are part of an extensive regional plan that eventually will connect 42 miles of trail along the East Branch of the DuPage River to 20-some miles along the Lily Cache Creek.
Runs along Bolingbrook's northern edge parallel to the East Branch of the DuPage River. The 2.5 mile linear path traverses woodlands, prairie and wetlands from Royce Road near Route 53 through Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm to Indian Boundary Park. Parking and restrooms are available at Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm and Indian Boundary Park.
More than 25 communities, park district and forest preserve districts are involved in the regional bikeway plan for the DuPage River. Ultimately 42 miles, from Glendale Heights to Shorewood will be linked up with Bolingbrook in the heart of it all.
Runs north and south on the Commonwealth Edison property from the DuPage River Greenway to Remington Lakes Sports Complex on Hassert Boulevard. It connects to the Lily Cache Greenway at Orchard Drive just south of Lily Cache Lane. The ComEd Greenway connects to the Lily Cache Greenway forming a dynamic 6-mile biking experience.
This mile long linear path was completed in the fall of 2000. It meanders from the intersection of Orchard Lane and Lily Cache by Independence School southwesterly along the Lily Cache Creek to Naperville Road where a turnaround directs users back to the point of origin. The path bridges the Lily Cache Creek providing access to Jane Adams Middle School. The trail experience is one of wildlife and prairie.
Plans are to cross Weber Road at the 111th Street traffic light to link the east and west sections into a unified long distance trail.
West of Weber Road the Lily Cache Greenway continues to straddle the creek, but also loops through the new Lily Cache Sports Fields on 111th Street. Trail users have access from the Lakewood and Maplebrook subdivisions as well as the Sports Complex where abundant parking is available.
There is a two mile gap before the path starts up again at Prairie Trails Park in Bolingbrook's southwestern most subdivision Foxridge Farms. There it leads to the Bolingbrook-Plainfield border where it links to the Plainfield Park District pathway system.
Located on Boughton Road at Feathersound Drive this 42-acre wetland is a sanctuary of wildlife. It's a soothing half-mile hike among nature offering views of fauna, birds and aquatic life. Public parking is available off Anne Lane on the northeastern side of the park; enter off Janes Avenue. Boardwalks, bridges, and a gazebo provide scenic views and photo opportunities.
In the Huntington Estates subdivision, this three-quarter mile looped path encircles 20-acre Community Park. Trail users loop the park's 6-acre lake, ball fields and playground. The path connects to the ComEd Greenway path.
A half mile looped path exists around the perimeter of this all sports park. Bicycle on down for a game of hoops or sand volleyball, or watch the adult softball games on a summer's eve. The Remington Lakes pathway connects to the ComEd Greenway which ties into the Park District's community-wide trail system.
A looped path surrounds this award winning neighborhood park in the Heritage Creek subdivision.
A hiking path allows visitors to appreciate the woodland, prairie and pond in this natural area between Rockhurst and Northridge Drive.