Naperville Park District adopts 2019 budget

  • Expansion of Fort Hill Activity Center will allow more room for group exercise.

    Expansion of Fort Hill Activity Center will allow more room for group exercise. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
Submitted by Naperville Park District

At their Dec. 13 meeting, the Naperville Park District board of park commissioners voted to adopt the 2019 budget and appropriation ordinance.

A draft budget was posted on the park district's website for a 30-day public review period.

The approved budget reflects the park district's commitment to providing excellent parks, facilities and programs at a great value for the community while maintaining fiscal stewardship.

The 2019 budget will support capital projects that help the park district develop, expand and take care of parks and facilities to serve the community.

A major project beginning in 2019 is the development of Southwest Community Park to provide recreation for a rapidly growing residential area.

A second initiative breaking ground in 2019 is the 95th Street Community Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex, just south of the 95th Street Library.

Additionally, the park district will expand the group exercise area at Fort Hill Activity Center by 4,000 square feet to accommodate the need for more studio space.

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Other capital projects planned for 2019 include playground renovations at the Riverwalk, Heatherstone Park and Three Meadows Park, sports field renovations at Knoch Park and sports lighting renovations at DuPage River Sports Complex.

The 2019 operations budget will support the park district's commitment to continuous improvement, including a plan to attract and retain both seasonal and full time staff in a competitive labor market.

"Following a year of long-term planning and seeking input from our residents, the district is ready to begin several capital projects with the goal of promoting a healthy community at the best value for taxpayers," said Executive Director Ray McGury.

For information on the budget or the park district, visit www.napervilleparks.org or call (630) 848-5000.

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