One of the best parts of living in Oswego, Illinois, is the many visually stunning attractions nearby. Thanks to modern technology, you can visit parks near Oswego right from the comfort of our couch. All you’ll need is a handheld device and an Internet connection. Best of all, these parks are located close to our apartments in Oswego so you can plan a future visit when it’s safe.
Sunken Garden at Phillips Park
Take a breathtaking online tour of the Sunken Garden at Phillips Park. During five minutes of drone footage, viewers can take in nearly all the greenery at this beautiful park in nearby Aurora, Illinois. The below-ground-level garden in this prestigious park was originally designed and developed in the 1930s by Ray C. Moses, a renowned landscaper whose father was a gardener at The Estates of English Nobility.
Hudson Crossing Park
Often referred to as simply HCP, the park is offering a “choose-your-own-adventure” virtual tour, now available at the Hudson Crossing Park website. This interactive layout features photographs, information about the park, as well as the park’s many features.
For those unaware, the village of Oswego originally sat where the Fox River flowed across a limestone shelf, forging a shallow route for early settlers to cross. In essence, the settlers named HCP after the town and river located in Hudson, New York.
Starved Rock State Park
Another beautiful place to explore in the Oswego region is Starved Rock State Park. You’ll find this jewel of nature along the Illinois River in nearby Oglesby. Join Josh the Travel Guy on a 15-minute trek across the emerald green landscape. You’ll see scenic paths and waterways along the way. Featured in the video around the 4:00 minute marker is the St. Louis Canyon, a favorite among park visitors. It’s home to the only waterfall in the park that’s fed by a spring. Visitors will undoubtedly love the opportunities for taking Instagram-ready pictures here.
All in all, these parks near Oswego offer plenty of value for everyone. Best of all, they’re located near other popular regional attractions.
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