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Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

*** This visitor center is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 30. ***


Visitor Center Amenities

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is a model of green architecture, featuring a repurposed building site and interior fireplace, geothermal heating and cooling system, recycled and sustainable building materials, and energy saving technology.

Four Rivers' name comes from its location, positioned near where the Des Plaines, DuPage and Kankakee Rivers meet to form the Illinois River. Every room in the building provides views of the Des Plaines Rivers and the peaceful, natural surroundings.


Four Rivers first opened in 2009 and continues to expand its programs and services. These include:

Four Rivers provides a picturesque setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Center provides couples with an all-in-one venue that is unique, cost effective, convenient for guests and good for the environment. A variety of rental options is available.

For more information about having a wedding at Four Rivers, read the Frequently Asked Questions or visit our wedding photo gallery.

In 2012 and 2013, the facility won WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award, and in 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2020 it won the Couple's Choice Award for wedding venues. Interested in booking a wedding at Four Rivers? Start with these helpful resources:

For additional information or to check availability, call 815.722.9470 or email As an award-winning wedding venue, staff provides excellent customer service to wedding clients. 

Preserve Amenities

The Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is located at McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove, which offers the following amenities and activities:

  • Biking
  • Hiking/Running
  • In-Line Skating
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Geocaching


Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is located at 25055 W. Walnut Lane, off of Blackberry Lane south of Bridge Street, in Channahon.




Visitor Center

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday: Noon-4 p.m.

Monday: Closed


8 a.m.-Sunset

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