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On a sunny weekend, you'll find plenty of activity at Kress Creek Farms since it houses our 18-cage Disc Golf Course, Chicago Bears playground and trail system. Located along Joliet Street on the south side of the city, Kress Creek Farms has rolling hills, native landscaping, and a small pond for catch-and-release fishing.



September 1st-April 14th: Gate Closes Automatically at 5:00pm.

April 15th-August 31st: Gate Closes Automatically at 8:30pm.



Originally named Manville Oaks Park, Kress Creek Farms Park, was acquired in March of 1977. Manville Oaks Park was renamed in February 2011 to Kress Creek Farms Park.


There are remnants of history throughout the park, including a historical landmark house and an old dairy barn. Train tracks border the West side of the park. The creek, pond, and nearby areas are considered a riverine wetland with oak trees, buckthorn, bluegrass, European beech trees, and reed canary grass. Wildlife includes bald eagles, red-tail hawks, green snakes, crawfish, and coyotes.


The West Chicago Park District has several Picnic Pavilions available for rent May 1 through August 31. Reservations can be made through our office which is located at 201 W National Street in West Chicago, IL or online. We do not reserve without payment.​


Rental rates are per day, per pavilion and are non-refundable/non-transferable.

$55R/$85NR (9:00am to Dusk)


If you are in need of additional information please call Taylor Hutton at (630) 231-9474 or email at


Daily: dawn to dusk

General Park Rules


The Kress Creek Pavilion features a covered pavilion and four picnic tables. Located near a playground, disc golf course, and trail system. Capacity is 40.

Kress Creek Farms

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Preserving Parks

Did you know? The West Chicago Park District is an accredited Level II Aboretum with over 2,300+ trees and 106 different species in managed areas alone. Learn more.


Tree Donation Program: Make a contribution that has lasting power! Take a positive and personal step toward improving the environment by donating a tree to the West Chicago Park District.

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