Above / An architect’s rendering by Hitchcock Design Group provides a showcase of things to come with a listing of sponsors at the time of the Jaycees Park groundbreaking ceremony last September. (PN File Photo)


Late last year, the Naperville Jaycees launched a commemorative brick paver fundraising program in support of the Jaycees Park along the Riverwalk, near the Webster Street Covered Bridge. The public is welcomed to purchase a brick with a meaningful message to create a walk of memories among the high-tech features and outdoor furniture in the new gathering space.

Moving right along and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Jaycee Heidi Osburn, publicist for the Jaycees’ fundraiser, suggests a brick that says “I love you” in stone.

One thousand pavers are planned to be included within the soldier course running the border of each of the walkways within Naperville Jaycees Park. Each 5” x 10” brick can be inscribed with up to 64 alphanumeric characters to celebrate traditions, milestones or memorialize beloved friends and family.

Simply create a 4-line message with 16 characters per line. Note that every letter, number, punctuation mark and space is considered a character.

Buy a brick for $200 now through March 31

Introductory pricing of $200 runs now through March 31, 2019. As a bonus, these commemorative bricks will be completed and installed prior to the grand opening of the park slated for late May 2019.

Note that beginning April 1, 2019, and beyond the price of a commemorative brick will be $275; these bricks will be ordered and installed based upon program participation.

To learn more information relating to the Jaycees brick paver program and other activity at Naperville Jaycees Park, visit www.naperjaycees.org.

During the ground breaking in September 2018 at the site of Jaycees Park along the Riverwalk, Jaycees and City officials dug into dirt to mark the beginning of the tech park expected to be dedicated in late May 2019. (PN File Photo)

Naperville Jaycees

The Naperville Jaycees is a nonprofit service organization with more than 100 young people dedicated to providing Naperville area residents with the opportunity to better themselves and to grow personally and professionally while giving through community service and fundraising efforts.

Annual events include Rock The Mic, Food Giving, Easter Egg Hunt at Frontier Park and countless other worthwhile projects that positively impact the community.

The group also organizes and staffs the Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Last Fling are given to other nonprofit organizations in the community and throughout Du Page County. Over the past two decades, the Naperville Jaycees have raised and donated more than two million dollars to various organizations in the surrounding communities.

Monthly Naperville Jaycee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Judd Kendall VFW located at 908 West Jackson Avenue in Naperville.  For more information, visit www.naperjaycees.org.