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Back-to-school hours begin for Centennial Beach, Paddleboat Quarry, Moser Tower Tours and Splash Pads

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Above / Naperville Park District has announced back-to-school hours for Centennial Beach and other seasonal attractions.

Update, Aug. 23, 2023 / Remember… Centennial Beach now is closed weekdays due to end-of-season hours. The Beach will be open this weekend (August 26 & 27) Saturday from 11AM to dusk and Sunday from 11AM to 6PM for open swim. Adult Float also will be offered from 9AM to 10:55AM on Saturday and Sunday. The Beach closes for the season on Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 4. (PN Photo)

All is quiet and peaceful at Centennial Beach weekdays in August as youngsters head back to school. Note that the beach built to celebrate the City’s first 100 years will be 100 years old in 2031. (PN Photo)

Original Post, Aug. 17, 2023 / As students return to school, Centennial Beach will begin its late-season schedule, closing for the day on August 17 and then offering weekday afternoon swimming from 4 to 7PM on Friday, August 18, and on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, in addition to its regular weekend hours.

The complete end-of-season schedule for Centennial Beach is as follows with open swims on Aug. 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 as well as Sept. 2, 3 and 4:

Paddleboat Quarry along the Riverwalk

Jaycees Marina offers paddleboat rentals with views of Moser Tower. (PN Photo)

The Paddleboat Quarry will close on weekdays beginning on August 24, with the start of school for District 204, and will begin weekend-only hours of operation through September as weather and staffing levels permit.

Moser Tower Tours provide views of 72-bell carillon

Enter Moser Tower for tours at Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk.

Moser Tower/Millennium Carillon tours will continue summer hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until August 25, when tours will be offered on Saturday and Sunday only. Tours ($3) will continue through the fall as staffing allows.

Naperville Park District Splash Pads

Splash pad at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park welcomes youngsters. (PN File Photo)

Naperville Park District operates two splash pads: one at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park and one at the 95th Street Community Plaza. Both splash pads will maintain daily hours (9AM-sunset) through September on days when temperatures reach 70 degrees or higher, weather permitting.

Check napervilleparks.org/cancellations to view the status of the splash pads, Carillon tours and Paddleboat Quarry.

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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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