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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Centennial Beach prepares to open Memorial Day Weekend


Above / According to an update by Executive Director Brad Wilson on Wednesday, with temperatures hovering around 33 degrees during a meeting at the Garden Plots, Centennial Beach is filling up this week and officially trained lifeguards soon will be ready to jump safely into the summer season. Memberships are on sale at a preseason rate through May 30, 2022. (PN Photo April 29, 2022)

 Naperville Park District’s Centennial Beach is being filled this week with fresh water for the 2022 swimming season, which begins Sat., May 28, and continues through Mon., Sept. 5.

Note the hose that’s helping to pump 6.2 million gallons of water into the historic quarry known as Centennial Beach.

Located at 500 W. Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville, Centennial Beach offers a sandy beach, zero-depth entry with water play features, a slide, deep-water and lap-swim areas and plenty of space for relaxing and picnicking.

During the month of May, Park District staff will prepare the Beach for opening. As soon as weather permits, lifeguard training will move from indoor facilities to the Beach and staff will begin setting up piers, Adirondack chairs, umbrellas and equipment. At this time, the Park District is still interviewing for lifeguard positions and encourages all who are interested to apply as soon as possible.

Centennial Beach has a full schedule of aquatic programs planned, including swim lessons, aquatic fitness classes, Beach Yoga, Paddleboard Yoga, Mudrats Swim Team and Water Polo Team, water polo instruction and springboard diving instruction.

Special Needs Nights are returning Sunday evenings June 12 and 26 and July 17 and 24, giving families with individuals who have special needs a time to enjoy a relaxing visit after regular operating hours.

Purchase Centennial Beach 2022 Memberships online now

Centennial Beach memberships are available now to purchase online at www.centennialbeach.org. Memberships purchased prior to May 30 will receive an Early Bird discounted rate. Member benefits include early entry on weekdays, coupons for Park District amenities, a 10% discount at Centennial Grill and two guest passes.

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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.

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