Skate facility renovations complete at Naperville's Frontier Sports Complex

  • Newly renovated skate facility at Frontier Sports Complex features both street and ramp skating elements, and a shade shelter.

    Newly renovated skate facility at Frontier Sports Complex features both street and ramp skating elements, and a shade shelter. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
 
Updated 9/24/2021 10:42 PM

Naperville Park District recently completed the renovation of the skate facility at Frontier Sports Complex, located at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, and has reopened the facility for skaters to enjoy.

The park district began planning for the renovations in 2020, after identifying that the equipment needed to be replaced due to typical wear and tear.

 

The park district consulted with American Ramp Company to ensure that the design and equipment would meet the needs of the skating community.

American Ramp Company is owned and operated by skateboarding enthusiasts, with over 20 years of experience designing and building skate parks across the U.S. and internationally. Their representatives collaborated with park district staff to conduct an initial survey of skaters in the community to understand their desires relative to skate facility design. The resulting design is a reflection of input received to create a facility that will be accessible for all ages and abilities.

The layout of the renovated skate facility can be viewed at www.napervilleparks.org.

The facility includes both street and ramp skating elements, a shade shelter and a Naperville Park District logo feature.

The park district plans to begin the design process in 2022 for a 2023 renovation of the skate facility at Centennial Park, pending approval of the district's 2022 budget.

This facility was built in 2004 just west of Centennial Beach and also is in need of renovation due to heavy use and the resulting wear and tear.

"Skateboarding remains a popular activity for youth and young adults in the community, and the park district is pleased to offer skate facilities both in the downtown area and in south Naperville," said Eric Shutes, Director of Planning.