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  • Batavia celebrates magic of season at “Lights” festival Nov 22, 2014 12:18 AM
    The holiday lights will be shining brightly in downtown Batavia, as the Batavia Park District kicks off the season with Celebration of Lights Festival from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Batavia Riverwalk. This popular event has become a tradition for many families and includes a community singalong, tree lighting ceremony, story hour, visit with Santa and more.

     
  • Batavia park gets new handicap accessible surface Sep 30, 2014 5:25 PM
    A rubberized surface was recently installed at South Mill Creek Community Park in Blackberry Township, and Tuesday Marklund residents were able to check out the facility.

     
  • Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life Aug 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn't expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. “Why does it need to be extended for that long of a term?"

     
  • Chili fans attend cook-off championship in Batavia Jul 26, 2014 7:35 PM
    The 22nd annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off along the Batavia Riverwalk on Saturday featured 34 entrants. The event was hosted by the Batavia Park District and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.

     
  • Batavia Park District to host annual concert series Jun 16, 2014 8:25 AM
    The Batavia Park District invites you to its annual River Rhapsody concert series at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, June 18 to Aug. 6, at the Batavia Riverwalk.

     
  • No obstacles for skater on Depot Pond Feb 3, 2014 4:38 PM
    Lots of sunshine and a lack of wind made skating enjoyable Monday at Depot Pond in Batavia.

     
  • Batavia Teen Center looks to revamp offerings Dec 23, 2013 5:42 PM
    The Batavia Teen Center is convening focus groups in January to discuss changing its focus and operation. Officials figure it's time, given what teens want may have changed in the 18 years since the center opened.

     
  • Santa to arrive in Batavia at tree-lighting ceremony Nov 26, 2013 4:05 PM
    On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Batavia Park District kicks off the season with Celebration of Lights Festival from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Batavia Riverwalk. This popular event has become a tradition for many families and includes a community singalong, tree lighting ceremony, story hour, visit with Santa and more.

     
  • How you can help Illinois tornado victims Nov 20, 2013 6:22 PM
    Moved by the widespread damage in central Illinois caused by a series of tornadoes on Sunday, suburban groups, local governments, businesses and individuals are mobilizing to help victims by collecting donations of cleaning supplies, clothing and other needed items.

     
  • Last week’s storm may delay opening of Quarry Beach in Batavia Apr 23, 2013 6:16 PM
    Last week's flooding may delay the opening of Harold Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia, reports the Batavia Park District. Excess water shifted sand, making the bottom uneven in depth.

     
  • Tara Gray: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Tara Gray, running for Batavia Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Patrick Callahan: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Patrick Callahan, running for Batavia Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Batavia Riverwalk repairs need volunteers, money Feb 7, 2013 4:45 PM
    Volunteers and money are being sought to fix the boardwalk on Batavia's Riverwalk, in a campaign reminiscent of that which brought the Riverwalk to fruition in the 1990s.

     
  • Skateboarders wow Batavia crowd at annual contest Sep 29, 2012 6:28 PM
    Many tried, but few were able to land the coveted hard-flip-down-the-half-pipe trick during the Third Annual Batavia Teen Center Skateboard Competition at Blackard Skate-n-Bike Park. Almost 30 competitors from across the area showed off their best tricks Saturday.

     
  • Batavia Park District goes in-house for new director Aug 31, 2012 3:59 PM
    The Batavia Park District has promoted its marketing director, Allison Niemela, to executive director. Niemela has been filling in as interim executive director since February.

     
  • Contests galore at Batavia’s Windmill City Festival Jul 12, 2012 3:15 PM
    If you have a competitive spirit, Batavia's Windmill City Festival along the Riverwalk is the place to be this weekend. The three-day festival features several contests, and visitors of all ages can join in the fun — even your furry friends. Saturday will feature the pet parade at 10 a.m. with prizes for Best Trick, Fastest Wagging Tail, Most Spots, Longest Ears, Most Unusual Pet, Best Costume, Highest Jump and Best Kisser.

     
  • Sex offender charged with illegally visiting Quarry Beach Jul 6, 2012 3:36 PM
    A Warrenville man was arrested at Harold Hall Quarry Beach Thursday, accused of being there illegally because he is a sexual predator.

     
  • Senior expo offered in Batavia Jun 4, 2012 6:17 AM
    The Batavia Park District and the Batavia Senior Citizens Club will present the fourth annual "Super Savvy Senior Expo" June 6.

     
  • Repaired Quarry Beach ready to welcome crowds Friday May 28, 2012 7:06 PM
    A less leaky, hopefully warmer Quarry Beach awaits swimmers when the Batavia Park District opens it up for the season Friday. "We're ready to roll," said planning and development director Jim Eby.

     
  • Batavia parks to offer kindergarten enrichment Feb 16, 2012 7:47 AM
    Beginning in fall 2012, parents will have the opportunity to enroll their child in a Kindergarten Enrichment Program through an intergovernmental agreement between the Batavia School District and the Batavia Park District.

     
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