Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Naperville Park District

Friday, January 6, 2023

Over the past 15 years, Naperville Park District has added more than 30 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to its parks and facilities, with the support of grants, donations, partnerships and state purchasing programs to help defray the cost. AEDs have proven to be effective in saving lives, and with more than 25% of cardiac arrests occurring outside the home, it is important to have AEDs available in public places. According to research reported in an American Heart Association journal in 2018, survival from cardiac arrest doubled when a bystander stepped in to apply an AED before emergency responders arrived.

Information about the AEDs at the Park District is posted on the District's website at Currently, in addition to the AEDs in Park Police vehicles and ATVs, there are AEDs at the following park or facility locations:

. 95th St. Community Plaza

. Riverwalk Park (Warming House)

. Frontier Sports Complex (Central pavilion/restrooms)

. Commissioners Park (East side of pavilion/restrooms)

. Knoch Park (2) (Central Maintenance Facility and west side of restrooms)

. Nike Sports Complex (2) (Ballfield hub building and south pavilion/restrooms)

. Riverwalk Cafe (West side of building)

. Wolf's Crossing Community Park (North side of pavilion/restrooms)

. 95th Street Center

. Administration Building

. Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center

. Centennial Beach (2)

. Fort Hill Activity Center (2)

. Knoch Knolls Nature Center

. Naperbrook Golf Course Clubhouse

. Naperville Central High School Community Room

. North Maintenance Facility

. Seager Park Interpretive Center

. South Maintenance Facility

. Sportsman's Park Community Clubhouse

. Springbrook Golf Course Clubhouse

. Visitors Center at the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower

As part of its 2023 capital projects, the Park District plans to install an AED on the east side of Frontier Sports Complex at the restroom building near the new pickleball courts and another AED at DuPage River Sports Complex.