Naperville Park District releases draft of proposed 2020 budget

  • Renovating playgrounds is part of the Naperville Park District's 2020 capital budget. Pictured is the Oct. 27 ribbon cutting for the 2019 Jaycee Playground renovation.

    Renovating playgrounds is part of the Naperville Park District's 2020 capital budget. Pictured is the Oct. 27 ribbon cutting for the 2019 Jaycee Playground renovation. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
Submitted by Naperville Park District
Updated 11/13/2019 10:43 PM

A draft of the Naperville Park District's proposed 2020 Budget is now available for public review online at www.napervilleparks.org.

A paper copy may be viewed at the park district administration building, 320 W. Jackson Ave., and Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners will vote on the adoption of the 2020 Budget at the Dec. 12 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The 2020 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 that began in 2019 and will be completed in 2020 is the development of Wolf's Crossing Community Park in the southwest area of the city.

A second initiative planned to be completed in 2020 is the 95th Street Community Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex, just south of the 95th Street Library.

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In partnership with Naperville Unit District 203, the park district will continue a multiyear project to redevelop the athletic fields at Knoch Park.

The 2020 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.

The park district also will develop a plan to address community indoor space needs, now that Fort Hill Activity Center has reached capacity in key program areas and cannot be built out further.

"We are excited to complete several large-scale park projects in 2020 that will provide quality recreation opportunities to help make people's lives healthier and better," said Executive Director Ray McGury.

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