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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Summer season set to open at Centennial Beach, Paddleboat Quarry and Splash Pads

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Above / Centennial Beach, pictured here, the Paddleboat Quarry along the Riverwalk and two Splash Pads will open Sat., May 27, 2023, with daily summer hours beginning Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. Mostly sunny or partly cloudy skies are forecast through June 5. (Photo courtesy Naperville Park District.)

On Saturday, May 27, the Naperville Park District’s water recreation destinations will begin daily summer hours for the 2023 season. 

Centennial Beach is the community’s unique swimming facility, located at 500 W. Jackson Avenue near downtown Naperville, that features a sandy beach, zero depth entry, a large deep-water area and several acres of open turf for relaxing in the shade or sun.

The Paddleboat Quarry, located along the Riverwalk near Rotary Hill, offers rentals of paddleboats, kayaks and paddleboards.

The Naperville Park District features two splash pads, one at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road and another at the 95th Street Community Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive.

Centennial Beach

Centennial Beach has been welcoming summertime recreation since 1931. The park in the heart of the City is open from Memorial Day weekend though Labor Day weekend. (PN File Photo)

Centennial Beach has a full schedule of aquatic programs planned, including swim lessons for youth and adults, aquatic fitness classes, Beach Yoga, Paddleboard Yoga, Mudrats Swim Team and springboard diving instruction.

Special Needs Nights are returning Sunday evenings June 11, June 25 and July 16, giving families with individuals who have special needs a time to enjoy a relaxing visit after regular operating hours.

Centennial Beach Membership Info

Centennial Beach memberships are available to purchase online at www.napervilleparks.org/beachmemberships. Memberships purchased through Mon., May 29, 2023, will receive the preseason discounted rate. Member benefits include early entry on weekdays, coupons for Park District amenities, a 10% discount at Centennial Grill and two guest passes.

Paddleboat Quarry

Located along the Riverwalk at the base of Rotary Hill, the Paddleboat Quarry welcomes visitors to rent paddleboats, kayaks and paddleboards. (PN File Photo)

The Paddleboat Quarry is open daily from 10AM to 7PM from May 27 through mid-August. Rentals are purchased on site on a first-come, first-served basis for 20-minute ($12) or 40-minute ($17) rides. Paddleboats can accommodate up to four people and kayaks include one-person or two-person rentals. Paddleboards are available for adults or for youth who are 13 years of age or older. Individuals under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the waiver.

Splash Pads

The Naperville Park District hosts two splash pads. One of the splash pads is located at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road. (PN File Photo)

The Naperville Park District features two splash pads in park settings with other recreational opportunities, too. One splash pad is located at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road, and the other one is at the 95th Street Community Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive.

Splash pads are free to use on a first-come, first-served basis and are open daily from 9AM to 8PM from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and on weekends through September, weather permitting.

Have a safe summer and enjoy the great outdoors! (PN File Photo)
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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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