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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Naperville Park District Board approves agreement to accept property donation


During its Aug. 26, 2021 meeting, the Naperville Park District Board Approved an agreement to accept donation of approximately 39.95 acres of property adjacent to Knoch Knolls Park. (PN File Photo from Spring 2021 at Knoch Knolls Park)

At its meeting on August 26, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners voted to approve an ordinance for a gifting agreement between the Beneficiary of the Frank Rus Trust and the District for a property donation.  The board of commissioners also approved a resolution to name the approximately 39.95 acres of property located along the western edge of Knoch Knolls Park, the “Frank Rus Preserve at Knoch Knolls Park.”

The Beneficiary of the Frank Rus Trust approached the Park District with a desire to donate the property, which includes a one-story home, for future use and enjoyment by the public.

This additional property will expand the District’s ability to increase its recreational programs, services and facilities for the community now and in the future.

Approving the resolution starts a 60-day period during which the park board may receive and consider additional information obtained through the community prior to finalizing the property’s naming. The naming and property donation would become official at the end of October, at which time the community will be able to access a portion of the natural area. Additional information will be communicated by the Park District regarding these details.

Report submitted by Sameera Luthman, CPRP, Director of Marketing and Communications, Naperville Park District.

Editor’s Note / Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners meetings are generally held at 7PM on the second Thursday of each month and at 6:30PM on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Fort Hill Activity Center Multi-Purpose Room, 20 Fort Hill Drive. The public is invited to attend. (Thanks for paying attention to governing/taxing bodies.)

Click here to the NPD YouTube to watch the Aug. 26, 2021, meeting. (Note: Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest 2022 Chair presented a proposal for a two-day Ribfest at Frontier Park to the NPD Board of Commissioners. The proposal was declined after thorough evaluation regarding impact to summer programming.)

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.