Naperville Jaycees Park

The “smart park” concept was introduced at Mayor Chirico’s 2017 State of the City address following input from the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and community entrepreneurs regarding the desire for flexible workspace near Naperville’s downtown.

Over $580,000 was pledged to the park’s construction and maintenance from community members and organizations, including a $200,000 donation over 10 years from the Naperville Jaycees, who are the lead donor and namesake of the park. 

The 12,500-sq. ft. park, which is free and open to the public, includes accessible and stepped entrances, permanent seating for 71 guests, 26 electrical outlets and two quick-charging stations. Free public WiFi, appropriately named “JayceesPark,” is available throughout the park, and canopies and trellises provide sun protection. Eco-friendly amenities include permeable pavers and rain gardens. In addition, 161 solar panels installed on the roof of the Municipal Center produce enough energy to power the park. 

Dedication

On June 4, 2019, the City of Naperville and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Naperville Jaycees Park, located on the north lawn of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., officially opening this innovative, flexible workspace to the community.

Park Features

The 12,500-sq. ft. park, which is free and open to the public, includes accessible and stepped entrances, permanent seating for 71 guests, 26 electrical outlets and two quick-charging stations. Free public WiFi, appropriately named “JayceesPark,” is available throughout the park, and canopies and trellises provide sun protection. Eco-friendly amenities include permeable pavers and rain gardens. In addition, 161 solar panels installed on the roof of the Municipal Center produce enough energy to power the park. 

Powering the Park

161 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 built using 100% donated funds with the support of the following contributors:

  • Naperville Jaycees
  • BBM Incorporated
  • Naperville Riverwalk Foundation
  • Sivananthan Laboratories, Inc.
  • Steeple Run Family Dental
  • Power Forward DuPage
  • WCP Solar
  • Advanced Data Technologies
  • Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Naperville Alliance
  • The Exchange Club of Naperville
  • The Rubin Family
  • Nick & Teresa Ryan Family
  • Peter and Natalia Foyo
  • ELKAY