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Guest Blog Post: Elgin’s Festival Park is Worth Celebrating!


Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River

Set on the edge of the Fox River, Festival Park is a gem that many have not yet visited.

Here’s a general overview:  The river is available to enjoy (i.e., bring duck feed as they are sometimes around); the Metra rail line offers a constant parade of trains (fun to ooh and ahh with the kids); the picturesque Grand Victoria River Boat is parked to the south (no, you can’t go on it, but it’s still fun to look at); the sprawling grounds provide plenty of green space for little legs to run on and on and on (but watch out for the little presents the geese leave in Spring!) or to fly a kite since there are no trees; and in the Summer, the “Spray Ground/Splash Pad” is operating, helping to keep everyone cool (wear a swimsuit–water sprays up from different port holes in the ground!). Mind you, everything I have mentioned here is FREE.

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About Mommy by the River: My name is Pamela. I’m a mommy who lives by the Fox River in Elgin, IL who has longed for a local resource that would tell me WHERE to go with my child that costs me either nothing or nearly nothing. Full Bio

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