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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Find visitor information at Fredenhagen Park

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The Pavilion at Fredenhagen Park is now open from 11Am-6PM with maps, dining guides and pamphlets for visitors and residents.

Knowledgeable attendants are ready to provide free information about the Moser Tower with the 72-bell Millennium Carillon as well as directions to local amenities, shopping and dining.  At this time, neither food, beverages nor concessions are sold at the Pavilion.

In conjunction with its recent move to the second level of River Square, the Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering the complimentary  informative service this summer with hospitality  provided by Nick Donati and Andy Wood, two  Naperville residents who have been riding their bicycles to work.

Donati was manning the booth on Thurs., June 14.  The recent graduate of St. Francis will be a freshman at Butler this fall.

So far, Donati said one of the most frequently asked questions has been regarding the hours of the Paddle Boats at the Jaycees Marina over near the Riverwalk Eatery and the Moser Tower at Rotary Hill.

FYI: Four-passenger models of paddle boats are available for 20-minute and 40-minute rides in the Riverwalk Quarry, visible from Eagle Street.  Hours daily are
11AM-7PM (last boat sold at 7PM.) through mid-August. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Fee: 20 min. ride: $8/boat; 40 min. ride: $10/boat.

Fredenhagen Park, set on the former site of Cock Robin Ice Cream Restaurant,  is located just north of the Washington Street Bridge along the award-winning Riverwalk in downtown Naperville.

The gateway park features benches for quiet reflection at the Exchange Club Memories Fountain. Tributes to community spirit are present at the Jaycees Plaza, Rotary Plaza, Century Walk Sculpture titled “Two in a Million,” and engraved on more than 600 commemorative bricks and granite stones.

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