Above / Public invited to comment on proposed 95th Street Community Plaza on site of property south of 95th Street Library. View design, submit comments in person at several locations or online by Sept. 27. (PN Photo Aug. 2017)

Naperville Park District, Naperville Public Library and Indian Prairie School District 204 representatives are working together to bring to reality a new, 2.2-acre community plaza connecting the 95th Street Library, businesses along Rt. 59, Neuqua Valley High School, Frontier Sports Complex and residential areas.

An initial concept was presented by Hitchcock Design Group in January 2018 at a park board meeting. At the August 23 park board meeting, a more detailed concept was presented in the form of a 3D modeled video showing a tree-lined, beautifully landscaped outdoor space for walking, everyday social gatherings, outdoor classroom activities, children’s play, fitness, musical performances, and more.

The mission of the project is to encourage nearby students and residents of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, communicate and socialize and enjoy the many benefits of active and passive recreation.

The south side of the 95th Street Library faces the open space pictured above that would become the 95th Street Community Plaza. (PN File Photo August 2017)

View August 23 presentation and video


The public is invited to provide comments and feedback on the proposed design through September 27.

Comments may be submitted via email to Eric Shutes, director of planning, at eshutes@napervilleparks.org, or provided in person via comment cards available at the 95th Street Library or at the 95th Street Farmers Market, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Road; the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, located at 320 Knoch Knolls Road; and the Park District’s 95th Street Center, located at 2244 W. 95th Street.

Neuqua Valley High School students also will have the opportunity to provide their input.

Any questions regarding the project should be addressed to Eric Shutes, director of planning, at eshutes@napervilleparks.org.