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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Park District Paddleboat Quarry and Splash Pads Close for the Season


Above / The City’s can-do spirit that helped build the Riverwalk is in clear view looking across the Riverwalk Paddleboat Quarry where the Gregory Gazebo, Rotary Hill, Moser Tower with the 72-bell Millennium Carillon (currently being rehabilitated) and the Jaycees Marina welcome visitors for seasonal activities.

Naperville Park District’s Paddleboat Quarry has closed for 2021 after an extended summer season, which began in early May and continued on weekends through September.

Rentals of paddleboats, kayaks and paddleboards were available, providing a fun, outdoor activity in downtown Naperville. Information about the 2022 season will be posted next spring at www.napervilleparks.org/paddleboatspaddleboardskayaking.

As of October 1, the splash pads at 95th Street Community Plaza and Wolf’s Crossing Community Park also are closed for the season. The splash pads will reopen in late spring 2022, weather permitting.

The opening date will be posted at www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations. More information about the 95th Street Community Plaza is available at www.napervilleparks.org/parks/95thstreetcommunityplaza and details about Wolf’s Crossing Community Park can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/wolfscrossingcommunitypark.

Members of Naperville Art League set up in the open air along Riverwalk

Meanwhile, on Oct. 1, 2021, the entrance near the Jaycees Marina and Paddle Boat Rental Office was occupied by four local artists from the Naperville Art League, enjoying the natural lighting to capture the spirit of the landscape for another creative experience along the Riverwalk.


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.