After a year of cancelled outings and limits on activities due to the pandemic, Naperville residents are eager to venture out to enjoy recreation with friends and family. Naperville Park District offers a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities here in the community that are free or low cost. This spring, the District is launching a year-long marketing campaign, Park It in Naperville, reminding residents of the fun events, programs and locations available to help make each season a time of discovery, renewal and reconnection. Additionally, as travel is still getting going, it’s a good time to remind residents of all the resources there are in Naperville to enjoy leisure time close to home.
“The Park It in Naperville campaign highlights a wide variety of ideas to enjoy recreation right here in our community,” said Sameera Luthman, director of marketing and communications. “For example, one of the suggested spring activities is visiting the new ninja-style challenge course at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, a new park located in southwest Naperville.”
Suggestions for seasonal activities are listed at www.napervilleparks.org/parkit. Free activities to enjoy with friends or family include disc golf at Knoch Knolls Park or taking a hike through the woods at Knoch Knolls Park or Seager Park. Low cost activities include taking a ride on a paddleboat, kayak or paddle board at the Paddleboat Quarry or visiting Springbrook or Naperbrook Golf Course to practice at the range or play a round of golf.
“In 2020 we saw residents making the most of the parks, trails and water activities that we provided during the pandemic,” said Ray McGury, executive director. “This year we are looking forward to providing more ways for the community to enjoy healthy recreation.”
Visit the Park It in Naperville web page throughout 2021 for additional suggestions regarding seasonal events as well as activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. The Park It logo also will change over the course of the year, taking on a different color palette and imagery based on the current season.