Winter Fun In and Around Aurora, Illinois

The Aurora area offers lots in the way of outdoor winter fun for the whole family.

Check out these possibilities and make the best of the wintry weather. 

Stay safe and warm!  Monica

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Want to go sledding or ice skating in Aurora? Check out these spots for winter fun

Winter Fun In Aurora!

The City of Aurora maintains two ice skating rinks and a sledding hill, weather permitting. Enjoy winter fun at all three facilities from sunrise to 10 p.m.

The ice skating rinks are at Garfield Park, Church and Sheffer Roads, and features a warming shelter. The other is at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, east of the Phillips Park Aquatic Center.

Phillips Park also has a sledding hill with lights that were added a few years ago. It is located southeast of the Aquatic Center. The City has its own snow-making machine for those times when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.

For information, call (630) 256-3730, or (630) 256-INFO (4636).

Location: Garfield and Phillips Parks, Aurora, Illinois

Contact: (630) 256-3730

The Fox Valley Park District maintains two ice skating ponds. One on the East Side of Aurora: Wheatlands Park pond at Barrington and Spinnaker Drives. One on the West Side: Splash Country Water Park pond off of Barnes Road. Green flags signal safe conditions.

Snowshoe rentals are available through the park district at Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia. More info here. 

More sledding spots:

Lincoln Park on Aurora’s West Side (Lakewood and Harrison by Holy Angels School) has a pleasant sledding hill that is good for the whole family. Check out the many trails for snow sports like cross country skiing, snow shoeing, etc. Bundle up and have fun!

McCullough Park at Prisco Community Center off of Illinois Avenue in Aurora

Waubonsie Lake Park, Montgomery and Kautz Roads

When you’re ready to warm up, visit River’s Edge Cafe in downtown Aurora. The Petit family is ready to serve you some hot chocolate and a cup of soup.


Fabyan Forest Preserve, Geneva, IL

Johnson’s Mound at 41W600 Hughes Rd. in Elburn, IL

Langum Park, 7th Avenue, St. Charles, IL. Check out St. Charles parks for skating and snowshoeing fun.

For some more suggestions, visit Go West Young Mom’s guide here.

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