Located approximately 45 miles west of Chicago, Hickory Knolls Discovery Center sits just over one mile west of the intersection of Randall Road (County Route 34) and Main Street (State Route 64) in St. Charles, Illinois.
Directions to St. Charles from Chicago
From the Southeast: Take Interstate 290 west to Interstate 88 west. Exit north onto Orchard Road. Turn left onto Randall Road. Proceed north to St. Charles.
From the Northeast: Take Interstate 90 west. Exit south onto Randall Road. Proceed south to St. Charles.
Directions to Hickory Knolls
From Randall Road, turn west at the stoplight onto Main Street / State Route 64. After one half mile, make a slight left onto Campton Hills Road. You’ll cross Peck Road before turning left into James O. Breen Community Park.
Once you have entered James O. Breen Community Park, follow the signs to the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. Located in the western most part of the park, Hickory Knolls sits north of the dog park, south of the community garden plots and west of the basketball courts. Parking is available near the center.
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If you’re using Google Maps or another mapping program, we highly recommend using the below coordinates for directions rather than our address. If you use our address, Google will try to send you down private roads and drives that do not provide access to the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center.
Google/GPS Coordinates are 41.911250, -88.368071.
Please note, the James O. Breen Community Park and the Hickory Knolls Natural Area close at dusk. We do, however, occasionally host evening events and programs at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. If you are attending one such event, please be aware that the park is very dark after hours and the entrances are difficult to see. Lighted signs are posted and there is appropriate parking lot lighting along the drive, but we ask all nighttime visitors to drive slowly and cautiously – keeping an eye out for wildlife and pedestrians.