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Friday, September 29, 2023

Riverwalk commemorates 42 years Sept. 7

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And PN marks 22 years…What’s the catch?

On Sept. 7, 2023, the Naperville Riverwalk will commemorate its first 42 years. The Dandelion Fountain in the Civic Plaza marks the spot for gathering along Jackson Avenue at Webster Street.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Riverwalk, the Naperville Riverwalk Foundation restored more than two dozen plaques to their original bronze. Today, the plaques along the Riverwalk help tell the story of generous community spirit.

Plaques mounted on park benches and the covered bridge help tell the rich history of the City’s sesquicentennial gift to the community back when Mayor Chet Rybicki and businessman Jim Moser led the way. Dozens of bronze plaques all along the Riverwalk help recognize how folks “united in common purpose” to construct the serpentine brick path that now winds from the Jefferson Avenue Bridge to the Hillside Road Bridge.

Experience the sights and sounds that lead to shopping, dining and entertainment in downtown Naperville. Be mindful that “The people are the harvest of our heritage and the seeds of our future.”

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Come catch this community’s can-do spirit. Volunteer when you can. Attend fundraisers. Support local businesses. Celebrate safely. That’s the catch!

Back in 2021, Riverwalk Reflections & Other Highlights…

Riverwalk Reflections, 1-10, help tell a 40-year-old story

Friends of the Riverwalk will have a golden opportunity to reflect upon its first 50 years in 2031.

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An ombudsman is Scandinavian in origin dating back to Viking times; and refers to a community representative; usually acting independently on behalf of an organization, body of elected officials, or civic group. Thanks Scandinavia for inventing ombudsman.

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