Park & Facility Improvements

Park and Facility Improvement Projects

The Capital Budget is a work plan consisting of projects to be implemented. This plan may be modified due to unforeseen conditions and the reallocation of resources. Each year, projects are re-evaluated and adjusted as conditions and demands change. The Park Board approves the plan on an annual basis.

It’s also important to note that the Naperville Park District’s mission, vision and core values all guide the operations and decision-making of the District particularly when it comes to determining and prioritizing improvement projects.

We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.

To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.

Health and Wellness

  • Promote community health and wellness
  • Help build healthy lifestyles and encourage a reduction in obesity
  • Promote year-round physical fitness

Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability

  • Promote natural resource management
  • Promote sustainability initiatives

Community Enrichment

  • Provide co-sponsored family special events
  • Promote cultural diversity and creativity
  • Promote community involvement

Public Safety

  • Meet or exceed public safety standards
  • Collaborate with other units of government to promote public safety


  • Promote connectivity of recreational paths or trails
  • Provide accessible parks, facilities and programs

Personal Growth and Enrichment

  • Promote personal creativity
  • Promote the development of life skills

Each of these key guiding principles is considered during the decision-making process relative to capital planning. Additional factors that are considered include District finances, demonstrated community needs and key planning documents.

2024 Park and Facility Improvement Projects

The Naperville Park District invited the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2024. Residents were encouraged to view the projects and submit comments and questions via email to the project manager associated with each project between July 19-August 2, 2023. The community input received will be considered by the Park District when formulating project designs and cost estimates for inclusion in the 2024 Capital Budget. For questions please contact Eric Shutes, Director of Planning at

2024 Playground Renovations:  While detailed designs have not been developed at this time, the Park District will provide an opportunity later this year or early next year for interested residents to help select new playground equipment through an online review process. For questions, feel free to contact the Project Manager listed.

o Arbor Way, 204 Cedarbrook Road - Playground Renovation -

o Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Avenue - Playground, Ballfield, Basketball Court, and Parking Lot Renovations -

o Central Park, 104 East Benton Avenue - Playground Renovation -

o Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive - Playground Renovation (central) -

o Oakridge Parkway, 478 East 87th Street - Playground Renovation -

o South Pointe Park, 5504 Switch Grass Lane - Playground Renovation -

o Spring-Field Park, 2031 Springside Circle - Playground Renovation and Ballfield Backstop Renovations -

o Winding Creek Park, - Playground Renovation and Basketball Court Development -

2023 Park and Facility Improvement Projects

As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invited the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2023 last summer. The community input received was considered by the Park District when formulating project designs and cost estimates for inclusion in the 2023 Capital Budget.

The list of main capital projects for 2023 is as follows:

Brook Crossings - Shoreline Restoration

Centennial Park - Skate Facility Renovation

Cress Creek Park - Basketball Court Renovation

Eagle Park - Bridge Replacement

Frontier Sports Complex - Pickleball Court Development

Gartner Park - Playground and Parking Lot Renovation

Heritage Place Park - Playground Development

Hobson Grove - Playground and Backstop Renovation, and Landscaping

Hunters Woods - Pond Dredging

Stanford Meadows - Shoreline Restoration

Tall Grass Lakes - Playground Renovation

Timber Creek Park - Playground Renovation

Wil-O-Way Commons - Playground Renovation

Multi-Year Park and Facility Improvement Projects

Shoreline Restoration

Every year Capital Funds are allocated for the restoration of shorelines including retention basins managed by the Naperville Park District and areas along the DuPage River. These projects improve native animal habitat, water quality and reduce maintenance and associated costs in the long-term. Shoreline improvement projects slated for implementation the following year are presented at the Capital Projects Open House every year.

Park Meadow Project

As part of natural resource management, the Naperville Park District began a Park Meadow Initiative to improve its stewardship of parkland several years ago. This initiative involves converting turf grass to meadow in strategic areas in selected parks. The Park District planted the meadow areas with native wildflowers and low prairie grasses. The areas selected for conversion include stormwater detention sites and other areas that are frequently wet due to the topography of the site. The areas range in size from .10 acre to 1.25 acre. The Park District intends to extend the project into future years including 2023, converting additional acres into meadow each year in other parks across the District.

View a list of projects by year, site maps, photographs and Q and A below:

Park Meadow Project

For Additional information on the 2022 Park and Facility Improvement Projects, visit the Naperville Park District's 2022 Fiscal Year Budget.