It’s Like A Play Date For Big Kids!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some activities and amenities may be closed temporarily at Q Center and in the local area. Please consult Q Center staff for questions about resources and amenities available.

From group activities to independent fun, there’s recreation options for whatever you’re in the mood for. With a 95 acre campus along the Fox River, you can stroll, jog, bike or even cross country ski along the 40-mile Fox River Trail. Or, challenge your coworkers to a friendly game of basketball, sand volleyball or softball at one our many outdoor courts.

Looking to try your skills in a team activity? Join our group fun runs/walks, fitness classes, tournaments and more to compete. Get your game on at Q Center with so many options:

Biking, jogging and walking trails keep you on the path to productivity

Fully appointed, 4,500-square-foot fitness center is open 24 hours so you can work out on your schedule

Basketball courts, soccer fields, disc golf, sand volleyball courts, putting green, and more invite friendly competition

Explore fun beyond our 95 acres

Float The Fox River

Canoe or kayak on the Fox River and explore the beauty that nature holds. During the season, excursions are available through our recreation department for a nominal fee.

Top Golf

Practice your swing at this three-story interactive driving range and have a little fun with golf-centric games. No golf skills or equipment required. Group outings are offered for a nominal fee. Ask our recreation department.

Outlet Mall Shopping

Shop till you drop at Chicago’s Premium Outlet Mall. Score items from your favorite designer brands like Calvin Klein, Nike and more at discounted prices. Enjoy shuttle service to and from Q Center for a nominal fee.

Breweries And Wineries

With all the open space to grow delicious grain and grapes, the St. Charles area is thriving with local breweries and wineries. Take a tour, learn how Midwest beer and wine is made, and—best of all—taste a sip. Local favorites include Two Brothers Round House and Acquaviva Winery.

Sporting Events

Take me out to the ballgame with the Kane County Cougars! Our local Class A Minor League team brings all the excitement of a major league game without the congestion of heading into the city. The field is just 10 minutes from Q Center. Individual and group tickets are available.

Explore More In Downtown St. Charles

Though only 40 miles from Chicago’s Loop, St. Charles feels worlds away. The city’s quaint, small town charm frees you from the hustle of urban life…if only for a little while. You won’t find skyscrapers in this suburban retreat, just a calming presence conducive for learning and growing. And great off-site dining! Gather a group together and celebrate gourmet cuisine from local chefs. Enjoy a few of our staff favorites:

  • La ZaZa Trattoria—Italian steak house with a relaxed, stylish setting
  • Francesca’s on the River—sophisticated Italian dishes
  • Giordano’s—famous Chicago-style stuffed pizza and more
  • The Finery and Blacksmith Bar—refined New American fare with global influences

History and heart are what St. Charles is all about. Visit the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau for more things to do.