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‘Kite Fly’ event returns to Frontier Sports Complex on June 2 and other news

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Naperville Park District again will host Annual Kite Fly, a free, family-friendly event on Sun., June 2, 2024. (PN File Photo)

The 17th annual Kite Fly, hosted by the Naperville Park District and presented by The Branch-Naperville Moms, will be held at Frontier Sports Complex, located at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, from 12-Noon to 4PM on Sun., June 2.

This free event gives families the opportunity to view “ginormous, visually-stunning kites” flown by professional kite enthusiasts from Chicago Kite, noted the park district press release. Attendees are also welcome to fly their own kites.

Live music, games & food trucks, too

In addition to kite-flying, local musicians will perform. This year, two steel bands made up of students from Neuqua Valley High School will delight attendees with their unique-sounding, tropical music from 2PM-3:45PM.

KidsMatter again will host their Games from Around the World, an educational and fun activity for families and children to learn about other cultures through games played in other countries.

Food will be available for purchase from food trucks on site, including Brown’s Chicken, Kona Ice and John’s Ribs.

Naperville Park District Tent seeks input on indoor space initiative

What’s more, during the event, residents will have an opportunity to visit the Naperville Park District tent to provide feedback regarding the organization’s indoor recreation space initiative. (Kindly note PN’s suggestion at the end of this post.)

The Naperville Park District Kite Fly event also is sponsored by Visit Naperville and a number of other local businesses.

Other Naperville Park District news this week

Autumn Park Rental Request Period Begins June 6, 2024

Naperville Park District will begin accepting park rental applications on June 6 for the autumn season that runs September 1-December 31. Interested residents can begin applying at 8:30AM on Thurs., June 6.

Nonresidents can submit applications beginning at 8:30AM Thurs., June 13. Renting a park space is a popular and affordable way to celebrate large events with family and friends.

Park rental requests must be made a minimum of 21 days in advance and renters must be at least 21 years of age. Additional details regarding park rental information including pricing and applications are available at www.napervilleparks.org/parkrentals.

Pavilions and picnic areas are available at six parks

PN suggests ‘pay attention to all local issues’

Members of this community as well as all others would benefit by adhering to the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for,” when considering requests from all local taxing bodies that impact property taxes.

Currently, local public school districts and the Naperville Park District are looking at future needs that most likely come with costs. Public officials seek input from this community approaching 60,000 households in Naperville, a city that touts nearly 150,000 residents. 

Residents in School District 204 received a “Time Sensitive Community Opinion Survey” in the mail this week. The request is for the survey regarding “a possible limiting rate referendum to address its highest priority and operating needs” to be returned by May 24, 2024. The survey also is available on line via Safer Stronger 204.

Thanks for paying attention to local initiatives where qualified staff, care, maintenance and public safety also matter to the cost.

Thanks for paying attention to public requests for funding unmet needs and nice-to-haves. Kindly know the difference.

For more than 22 years, this publication has communicated the need to pay attention to local governing bodies. We’ve encouraged readers to get the facts about local issues. Our aim always had been for readers to reach their own conclusion about needs and unintended consequences.

Be safe and patient. Thanks also for supporting local businesses whenever possible. We like to think it’s always possible.

Enjoy the great outdoors. Plan a picnic. Call a local eatery for take-out. Go fly a kite!

Knoch Knolls Park offers wide open space for family picnics and flying kites. (PN File Photo)

Knoch Knolls Park also features a disc (Frisbee) golf course, the Naperville Nature Center, winding trails in the woods amid many wildflowers and picnic tables. What’s more, a 14-foot-tall Century Walk sculpture titled “Celebrating Water” represents an historic sawmill all near the bend of the DuPage River.

Find the spacious park in the beautiful natural setting at 320 Knoch Knolls Road.

 

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