Park District preparing to open the new leased space for winter 2013 programs
Following the winter holidays, Naperville residents can look forward to a tempting menu of fun, educational, and healthy activities offered by the Naperville Park District in the newly renovated Fry Property Building at 2244 W. 95th St. in south Naperville.
At their October 11, 2012 regular meeting, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners formally named the new recreation space the 95th St. Center. The District holds a three-year lease for 11,500 square feet of indoor programming space at the Center. The leased space includes:
- 2 multipurpose rooms
- A wood floor studio
- 2 classrooms
- A culinary teaching kitchen with 6 full kitchen teaching stations
- A lounge/waiting area
- A full service customer service counter
- Staff offices
“Our recreation staff is excited to be able to offer a full range of programs for all ages at this south side location,” said Director of Recreation Brad Wilson. “Beginning in January, residents and nonresidents can participate in new sewing and cooking classes, dance classes, yoga, Pilates, gymnastics, arts and crafts, computer explorers, knitting, weight loss classes, and much more.”
“The teaching kitchen setup is unique in Naperville, with six teaching stations in one room,” said Program Manager Sandie Gilmer. “Class participants will be able to practice what the instructor is teaching while the demonstration is taking place,” she said. The culinary space also will be available for rentals by families and small groups for personal use.
Following the completion of building renovations in November, the Naperville Park District will move furniture and equipment into the space. On Saturday, December 8, the community is invited to a Grand Opening celebration from 9-11:30 a.m. Participants will be able to try a variety of different activities to get a taste of the new classes being offered at the 95th St. Center.
For more information about the 95th St. Center or for questions about the Naperville Park District, please visit www.napervilleparks.org.