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Meadow Glens Park will close for construction July 23


As  summer youth athletic programs wind down, the Naperville Park District is expected to  begin its planned development of park improvements at Meadow Glens Park the week of July 23.   Construction will continue through late fall of 2012. The entire park and the parking lot will be closed during this time.

The project is funded, in part, by a $400,000  Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Improvements will include a new loop trail with fitness stations, a restroom building and drinking fountain, a nature playground and family recreation area with bag toss equipment, benches, and a picnic shelter, a winter skating area, prairie restoration, renovations to the ball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, and parking lot.

The plan for Meadow Glens Park has been developed with input from area residents to provide more diverse recreation at the park. Additionally, the plan reflects priorities shown in several district-wide community surveys, namely, that residents value trails and nature areas, along with picnic shelters, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

While construction will be substantially complete by December 2012, restoration of the turf will be extended through late spring/early summer 2013.

The Naperville Park District plans to host a community celebration of the reopening of Meadow Glens Park in the spring of 2013.

To view the site plan for the Meadow Glens Park renovation located at Wehrli Road and Muirhead Avenue,  see the PDF at www.napervilleparks.org.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
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.


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