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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Park District events this Saturday: EcoFest, Pre-Season Plunge & Recycling


The Naperville Park District will host three free events this Saturday in downtown Naperville

The public is welcome to drop off electronics for recycling, courtesy of Acme Recycling. Computers, small appliances, and communication devices will be accepted.  A full list of acceptable items can be found at http://www.napervilleparks.org/docs/recyclinglistofaccepteditems.pdf. Televisions and CRT monitors will not be accepted.  Recycling will take place from 8-10AM in the Centennial Beach parking lot.

Families with young children will find plenty to do and see at EcoFest, including a free Birds of Prey show given by the Northern Illinois Raptor Center. The event will offer eco-friendly games, crafts, and interactive conservation exhibits.  EcoFest is 10:30–12:30PM at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, east of Centennial Beach near the Jaycee Playground.  The Birds of Prey Show takes place from 11AM to noon.

Kids and adults are also invited to Centennial Beach for the Pre-Season Plunge, either to swim or just to cheer on the swimmers. Following the plunge, Centennial Beach lifeguards will demonstrate their skills, including safety drills and behind-the-scenes training routines. The festivities will include complimentary beverages and snacks and a chance to win a 2012 Beach membership.  The Plunge is 1PM sharp.

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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.