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Playground opening at Cress Creek Park Oct. 9

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Community invited to celebrate playground opening at Cress Creek Park Oct. 9

The Naperville Park District invites the community to celebrate the reopening of Cress Creek Park playground on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5PM.

The playground renovations were funded, in part, by a $50,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity with support from Representative Darlene Senger (R-96). The grant was authorized as part of the 2009 Park and Recreational Facility Construction Act (HB0313).

Neighbors are invited to bring their families and friends to the playground to participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, enjoy refreshments, and explore the new play equipment and amenities.

Cress Creek Park is located at 1311 Royal St. George Dr. in Naperville. In the event of inclement weather, the playground celebration will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5PM. Residents can check weather cancellations at www.napervilleparks.org.

“Playgrounds and neighborhood parks are as important as sports complexes, but in different ways,” said Executive Director Ray McGury. “Grant support helps us continue to meet the recreational needs of our large community both in developing destination parks for everyone and smaller parks where neighbors can socialize and spend time outdoors with their children.”

“The Naperville Park District includes fantastic park facilities for Naperville residents. I was happy to see the Cress Creek playground receive this grant to enhance the park,” said Illinois State Representative Darlene Senger (R-96).

Design of the new playground was based on input from neighbors and includes state-of-the-art play equipment accessible to children of all abilities.

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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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