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Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands

What will you discover when you explore Arroyo Trails?

Constellation Trail at Arroyo Trails is open for the season!


Arroyo Trails, A Discovery Woodlands, is a nature park development managed by the Channahon Park District, planned and funded by the People for Channahon Parks Foundation. Set on a truly unique 78-acres, the nature park is unlike any other, reintroducing children and families to nature and enriching life. Arroyo Trails offers numerous opportunities for outdoor play, fitness and education!

Arroyo Trails is located North of U.S. Route 6 between the DuPage River and Bell Road, three miles west of I-55. Click here for map.


New permanent restrooms opening Spring 2024!



StoryWalk at Arroyo Trails is Now Open!
Generously Sponsored by Channahon Township

What is a StoryWalk®?

A StoryWalk® is an innovative way to get people of all ages out walking while reading children’s picture books combining nature and physical activity with literacy. Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting families, children, caregivers, teachers and others to follow the path of pages.




Ready, Set, Explore!

Arroyo Trails

Constellation Trail

The Constellation Trail is a unique crushed stone nearly one-mile (two miles out and back) trail that takes you along the ravine, winding creek and forest areas for kids and families to play and experience nature!

Cotter Pavilion

Cotter Pavilion

Located at the trailhead and overlooking the start of the trail, the rustic log pavilion is perfect for any type of gathering.

Exercise Stations

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers Fitness Stations

Enjoy fitness inspired by nature, fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful scenery on Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers three Fitness Stations located near the trailhead!

Pollinator Garden

Pollinator Garden

Please note: Pollinator Garden is being relocated to the west of the new restrooms. Pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are important for creating environmental biodiversity and for pollinating the plants that provide the food we eat. Eagle Scout Project led by Eilleen Koran from Scouts BSA Troop 454.

Arroyo Log Climber

Log Climber

More than any other kind of exercise, climbing stimulates self-perception, promotes the ability to make decisions and to concentrate, trains spatial perception and supports self confidence.

Outdoor Amphitheater

Aux Sable/Pembina Outdoor Amphitheater Stage

An outdoor classroom/amphitheater with stage and boulder accents is a central location for groups to meet for education programs and theater productions.

Arroyo Water Sand Play

Water Play

The Water Play Area mimics a natural stream. The water is kid powered with a hand pump and push/pull structures.

Arroyo Council Ring

Council Ring

Benches surrounding a council fire is perfect for storytelling, drama, music, dance, or conversation. Benches built by Greg Gomez from Scouts BSA Troop 444.

How is Arroyo Trails funded?

Arroyo Trails is funded by the People for Channahon Parks Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) foundation, and managed by the Channahon Park District.

The Foundation is extremely grateful to all of the companies and individuals who have supported Arroyo Trails! See our donors below.

Event proceeds from the Foundation’s two annual events, Putts & Suds and the Celebrity Ryder Cup Style Golf event, have helped support the Arroyo Trails development.

PFCPF has also received a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and was a 2019 recipient of the competitive Park Development and Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grant.

Major Donors


Aux Sable


John & Aileen Cotter

Illinois Department of Natural Resources


Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers

Gold Donors

D’Arcy Buick-GMC
Hollywood Casino – Joliet

Silver Donors

John & Joanne Carnagio
CN Stronger Communities Fund
Diversified CPC
The Grainger Foundation
Greenscape Services – Greg & Kelly Stytz
David & Susan Landahl
Ron & Mary Ann Lehman
Dennis & Sharon Martin
Minor Family
Ozinga Materials
Michael Rittof
Wadsworth Company
Venture One Real Estate

Bronze Donors

2 Get Moving Realty
Busey Bank
Caesar’s Foundation – Harrah’s Joliet
Channahon Minooka Rotary Club
Channahon Township
Dennis & Patricia Clower
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
Jerry & Lorraine Davidson
Dollinger Family Farm
Gail Durkee
Edward Jones, Channahon – Michelle Denoyer
First Midwest Bank
Donna & Chuck Szoke

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