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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Park District to host open house on improvements to Knoch Knolls


Seeking resident feedback on a future nature center

The Naperville Park District invites the public to view and comment on preliminary plans for a future nature center and related improvements at Knoch Knolls, a 217-acre park in south Naperville. A community open house will be held from 5:30-7:00PM on Wed., June 6 at the Wigwam Building at Knoch Knolls, located at 336 Knoch Knolls Rd.

Based on resident input via community surveys and in previous public meetings, the Park District is planning a nature center and related improvements to give the community more opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the rich and varied natural areas at Knoch Knolls.

The Park District plans to apply for an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help fund a portion of the project.

Those who would like to provide feedback, but are unable to attend the open house, are encouraged to submit their comments via e-mail to eshutes@napervilleparks.org.

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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.