Facebook page calm

Articles filed under Naperville Park District

Show 1-20 of 139 next »
  • Trapshooting to resume Sunday at Sportsman’s Park in Naperville Dec 19, 2014 4:05 PM
    Members of Naperville Sportsman’s Club are getting their shooting range back Sunday after it was shuttered for six months for renovations. That means clay targets will be flying as people such as Sportsman’s Club President Jim Monk get back to the hobby they love in the park at 735 S. West St. “We’re extremely excited,” Monk said. “It’s been a while since we’ve been out there.”

  • Peace pole coming to Naperville’s Veterans Park Dec 18, 2014 4:30 PM
    An 8-foot-tall peace pole will be installed next spring at Veterans Park in Naperville as a gathering point to celebrate peace near and far. The ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation commissioned the pole designed by an Ohio artist to promote peace as a value in the community, said Revati Natesan, the group’s founder. “We think every moment is peaceful, every day is peace, so we’re just going to celebrate,” she said.

  • Sportsman’s Park, activity center on Naperville district’s to-do list Dec 6, 2014 7:21 AM
    Opening the Knoch Knolls Nature Center likely was the Naperville Park District’s biggest accomplishment this year, but two other major projects remain on the horizon. Renovations and soil cleanup at Sportsman’s Park should be completed next, and the park district plans to break ground in the spring on the Fort Hill Activity Center.

  • Fitness stations coming in spring to Naperville’s Nike park Oct 21, 2014 5:44 PM
    Nike Sports Complex in Naperville next spring will offer one more way to get healthy: fitness stations. Between six and 10 stations offering warm-ups, strength training and cool-down stretches will be installed along a path at the park on Naperville's north side by next spring, said Fran Krumlauf, an exercise physiologist who is helping the Naperville Park District choose, pay for and install the stations.

  • FootGolf latest craze to hit suburban links Oct 18, 2014 7:38 AM
    A new combination of golf and soccer -- called FootGolf -- is popping up at suburban golf courses as managers look to get more use of their facilities and attract new players. “It follows 99 percent of the rules of golf but instead of having a club and a little ball and many struggles, it’s just kicking the ball forward and aiming toward a 21-inch cup,” said Carols Stremi, founder of the Illinois FootGolf Association.

  • Naperville updates Riverwalk improvement priorities Oct 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Stewards of Naperville’s Riverwalk have updated a document of guidelines for future development to reflect top priorities for improvements along the 1.75-mile path. Three locations are the focus: the future Water Street District between Main and Webster streets, a property owned by North Central College north of the Burger King on Washington Street and from the Riverwalk’s southern edge at Hillside Road to Martin Avenue.

  • Knoch Knolls Nature Center opens in Naperville, focuses on water Oct 3, 2014 5:34 AM
    The rain drizzled on a large white tent near an eco-friendly building Thursday evening as Naperville Park District officials and community members began to “celebrate water” for the first time at the new Knoch Knolls Nature Center. “This facility right here is going to teach a lot of young people the importance of water and how to take care of it for future generations,” said Brook McDonald, CEO of the Conservation Foundation, which is located across the street from the new nature center.

  • Naperville indoor activity center gets name, parking plan Sep 26, 2014 5:07 PM
    Naperville Park District officials have come up with a name for the indoor activity center they’re building and a plan to make sure it has enough parking. The facility now is being called the Fort Hill Activity Center, and 112 of its parking spaces will come from a lease of spots available at the city’s public works headquarters. “We can use it for parking at times when the city doesn’t need it,” park board President Mike Reilly said about the leased parking. “It’s really a common-sense solution.”

  • Sawmill sculpture provides ‘right element’ for Naperville nature center Sep 17, 2014 9:57 AM
    As Naperville Park District’s new Knoch Knolls Nature Center approaches its grand opening Oct. 2, Chicago artist Lucy Slivinski thinks she might have installed the finishing touch. “And then we put up this piece and it was just like the right element that sort of made everything make sense about why that park is there and its relationship to the river,” Slivinski said.

  • Playground, cafe, more space now part of Naperville Park District plan Aug 29, 2014 5:58 AM
    Naperville Park District officials who are inching closer to finalizing designs for an indoor activity center expanded a few elements of the plan Thursday to offer a larger multipurpose room, indoor playground and cafe.“We believe that’s the best design to go with for the money,” Executive Director Ray McGury told the park board. “You’re really going to see some benefits to this.”

  • ‘Nature is the best setting’ for new facility at Naperville’s Knoch Knolls Aug 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lovers of water — and of detail — will be right at home in Naperville Park District’s new Knoch Knolls Nature Center. The theme “celebrating water” trickles through the entire 5,000-square-foot building in carefully designed features that educate about the ecosystem and conserve energy. “Since we are right here by the river, of course we focus on the water,” said Angelique Harshman, manager of the new nature center.

  • Signs, audio to assist Knoch Knolls Nature Center visitors Jul 26, 2014 7:00 AM
    The new Knoch Knolls Nature Center property will have seven signs and audio tours designed to help people with vision or hearing difficulties thanks to a $35,000 donation from the Naperville Noon Lions Club. “These signs are to assist visually impaired and hearing-impaired individuals who will be visiting Knoch Knolls park,” said Bob Hull, the club’s publicity chairman.

  • Naperville quarry crash victims remembered for humor, confidence Jul 21, 2014 9:07 AM
    A Geneva man accused of driving drunk into a Naperville quarry early Saturday morning, causing a crash that killed two of his friends, is being held on $250,000 bail, authorities said Sunday. Meanwhile, friends of the two people who died are remembering Mihirtej Boddupalli, 21, of Lisle, and Sajaad Safiullah Syed, 21, of Naperville for being funny, confident and optimistic.

  • Summer chill changes scene at area pools Jul 15, 2014 5:53 PM
    An unusually chilly July day caused some area swimming pools to close Tuesday and left others with much smaller crowds than you'd expect in the heart of summer.

  • Naperville trainer proposes ‘outdoor fitness center’ Jul 10, 2014 2:06 PM
    Wooden fitness stations that suggest exercises for stretching, balance and upper body strength could be coming to a park in Naperville, but not to the Riverwalk. “I don’t know if it’s the best fit for the Riverwalk, especially on this main section where we have a lot of a people. It’s more of a congregational space” people use to go for a stroll, said Jeff Havel, Riverwalk Commission chairman.

  • Naperville man proposes Riverwalk wildlife volunteers Jul 9, 2014 5:40 PM
    In the struggle to stop people from feeding animals along the Riverwalk, one Naperville resident thinks volunteers could be the answer. “If we could educate people and get folks who could have an elevator speech, a 1- to 2-minute ‘here’s why this is not good for the wildlife’ speech,” John Nepywoda said, “it might be a little more meaningful to people.”

  • Three DuPage-area park districts receive state construction grants Jul 8, 2014 1:58 PM
    Three area park districts — Naperville, West Chicago and Fox Valley — will receive a total of $7 million in state grant money for construction projects, officials said. Naperville Park District will receive $2.5 million of that total for a new activity center — the maximum amount possible through the state’s Park and Recreation Construction grants program. The West Chicago Park District also is receiving $2.5 million and the Fox Valley Park District is getting $2 million.

  • Dance troupes open season with lunch-hour shows Jul 3, 2014 1:41 PM
    Naperville Park District’s Élan Dance Company will perform two free, outdoor shows this summer as preludes to Children’s Lunch-Hour Entertainment shows.

  • Sportsman’s Park closes as lead removal begins in Naperville Jun 12, 2014 4:24 PM
    Naperville-area residents who use Sportsman’s Park as the home base for their trapshooting hobby will be looking for new venues this summer. The park closed Monday so a project to remove lead contamination from the soil and add new trails can get started. “I’m excited to see the end result,” said Jay Spitz, a member of the Naperville Sportsman’s Club. “At the same time, I'm disappointed I won't be shooting at Sportsman's Park over the summer and early fall."

  • ‘My Way’ the best way for Naperville’s Bill Young Jun 11, 2014 10:30 AM
    Relatives and friends are exchanging memories of Naperville Park District police founder Bill Young in advance of a memorial toast scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. They’re remembering him as a good listener and an understanding leader whose goal was to help teens discover their path. “He really enjoyed his life and his jobs and he didn’t always go by the book so strict with any of them,” his wife, Martha Young, said. “He never stopped caring or wanting to help the children.”

Show 1-20 of 139 next »
Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Daily Herald eEdition Worship North suburbs - Worship North suburbs
    • Worship West suburbs - Worship West suburbs Zillow /real estate page
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Report card checker - report card checker
    • On Guard series Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday
    • National Newspaper Week - National Newspaper Week



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.