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Your fun is our business!

Head outdoors and experience nature with a variety of programs for the entire family. The Batavia Park District partners with Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia to bring you opportunities to participate in nature programming, such as nature-themed story time, cave hikes, special earth-friendly events and more!

For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor Bethanne Guidarelli at 630-879-5235x2066 or

flannel fest

All Ages

October 21, Noon to 2 p.m.

The Wilds, Red Oak Nature Center, 1400 N. River Rd., North Aurora, IL

Fee: $14 per person

Enjoy the last taste of fall at our flannel-filled family, friendly picnic party at The Wilds! Ticket price includes a meal ticket. Additional snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. All will enjoy live music, nature activities, and lawn games, and receive a commemorative mug! All attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic. Indoor seating may be limited to blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged.

register here

fall into fun!

Fall is a great time get outdoors and take a brisk walk, hunt for treasure, and gather around a campfire! Do you have any questions? Please contact

2023 fall Classes, projects and events
  • Animal Feeding time
  • Holiday Party with the Animals
  • Thankful with Me
  • Trivia Nights at the Wilds
  • Cave Hike
  • Great Pumpkin Hunt
  • Bookworm Wednesdays

Nature Classes, Projects & Events