Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St.
St. Charles, IL 60175
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 4pm
August 2, 2021 Update: According to the latest COVID-19 positivity rates from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Kane County has now reached a "substantial" level of transmission. Please be aware of the following operational updates:
* Please follow social-distancing protocols. You may be asked to wait to enter a facility, until less than 10 people are present. Masks are required.
* Please wear a mask when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
* Anyone attending an indoors nature program that includes children under the age of 12, or that is indoors, requires a mask.
* See CDC health recommendations for fully vaccinated people, here.
Nature Programs: Nature programs also will resume with 10-person maximums indoors and 25-person maximums outdoors. See The TreeLine Newsletter for program offerings.
Nature Virtually Everywhere: For those who choose not to come out to the preserves at this time, we'll bring the Kane County Forest Preserves to you! See our new "Nature Virtually Everywhere" series of nature programs. More information is available here.
Creek Bend Nature Center is open Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday - Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.
For information on nature programs or to reach our Environmental Education staff, call 630-444-3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on renting this facility for a special event, see the Rental Facilities section of this site.