Naperville Jaycees Park
During Mayor Chirico’s 2017 State of the City address, he announced the concept of constructing a “smart park” on the north lawn of the Naperville Municipal Center. This park is an opportunity for individuals looking for flexible work space to be able to come together in an area located near Naperville’s downtown.
Thanks to donations from the community, enough funds have been pledged to construct this unique amenity. The Naperville Jaycees are the lead donor and namesake of the park.
Officially part of the Naperville Riverwalk, construction of the Naperville Jaycees Park began in fall 2018.
- Current Acvitivty
As of October 18, 2018, all of the preliminary excavation and rough grading of the rain garden have been completed, two retaining walls have been poured and backfilled, and cheek walls for the west stairs have been poured.
Pending weather or unforeseen circumstances, work is scheduled to begin the week of September 24, 2018.
- Park Features
Once constructed, the park will include accessible and stepped entrances, several different types of seating, tables, charging stations, USB ports and outlets. WiFi will be provided throughout the park, and canopies and trellises will be installed to provide sun protection. Naperville Jaycees Park will be free and open to the public.
Eco-friendly amenities include permeable pavers and rain gardens. Energy for Naperville Jaycees Park will come from solar panels installed on the roof of the Municipal Center.
- Powering the Park
165 solar panels, which were installed on the roof of the Municipal Center in October 2018, will produce energy to power the Naperville Jaycees Park.
In addition to powering the park, the renewable energy generated from the solar panels will reduce the amount of power purchased to operate the Naperville Municipal Center.
The use of solar energy will generate $7,000 in annual savings, which will be used to support the maintenance of the park.
Watch how much energy these panels generate in real time HERE.
- Park Donors
Naperville Jaycees Park was made possible by the generous support of these donors:
- Naperville Jaycees
- BBM Incorporated
- Riverwalk Foundation
- Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
- Steeple Run Family Dental
- Power Forward DuPage
- WCP Solar
- Advanced Data Technologies
- Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
- The Exchange Club of Naperville
- The Rubin Family
- Nick & Teresa Ryan
- Peter Foyo