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.