City Reminds Residents of Road Closures, Parking, Shuttle Service and Accessibility Plans for Last Fling
The City of Naperville reminds residents of the upcoming street closures, parking restrictions, shuttle locations and accessibility plans that will be in effect throughout Last Fling, taking place Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5.
Sponsored by the Naperville Jaycees, the Last Fling includes a carnival with food vendors, triathlon, 5K and one-mile run, business expo, Labor Day Parade and more. For a complete list of activities and an entertainment line-up, in addition to more information on accessibility at the event, visit www.lastfling.org or call (630) 961-4143. Last Fling is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lastfling and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JCsLastFling.
Beginning Wednesday, August 31 there will be several road closures and no parking zones in effect for the duration of the event as well as additional closures and restrictions on Monday, September 5 to accommodate the Labor Day Parade, NCAA Women’s Triathlon, Rooster 5k and Fling Mile. The details regarding dates, times and locations of these closures and parking restrictions can be found on color-coded maps at www.naperville.il.us/lastfling.
Remote Parking and Shuttle Locations
Free public shuttles serving Last Fling will run to and from three remote parking locations near the downtown Naperville area, located at:
- Burlington commuter parking lot, southeast corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street
- North Central College, corner of Brainard Street and Highland Avenue
- All Saints Catholic Academy, 1155 Aurora Ave.
Shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes. Pick-ups and drop-offs take place on-site at the corner of Eagle Street and Aurora Avenue. Visit www.naperville.il.us/lastfling or www.lastfling.org for service availability. Parking is also available in parking lots and decks throughout downtown Naperville. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/downtownparking.
Accessible parking for the event on-site will be available at Naper Settlement after 6 p.m. September 2, 3 and 4 and all-day September 5; the Rotary Hill parking lot located on Aurora Avenue; and in the lower level of the Naperville Municipal Center, located at 400 S. Eagle St. Please note that for the duration of the event, the entrance to the Municipal Center parking lot will be off of Webster Street.
Off-site accessible parking is also available at All Saints Academy, 1155 Aurora Ave. Accessible shuttle bus service is available at this location approximately every 30 minutes.
Accessible parking is available in all of the parking lots and parking decks located throughout downtown Naperville as well as on some of the streets. A color-coded accessible parking map is available to view at www.naperville.il.us/lastfling.
Labor Day Parade, NCAA Women’s Invitational Triathlon, Rooster 5K and Fling Mile
The 2016 Labor Day Parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 5 in downtown Naperville. New this year, North Central College will host a NCAA Women’s Invitational Triathlon. The event will begin at Centennial Beach at 6:45 a.m., include a bike portion and end with a 5K run along the parade route. The Fling Mile will take place starting at 8:45 a.m. near the corner of Douglas and Mill Street and end at Porter Avenue near Naperville Central high school. The Rooster 5K will take place starting at 9 a.m. along the parade route. For a map of these routes, visit www.naperville.il.us/lastfling.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.