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Wolf's Crossing Community Park

Address: 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road

This dynamic 33-acre park features recreational amenities for many ages and interests with activities to enjoy in every season. Park features include:

  • Ballfield
  • Basketball courts
  • Challenge course
  • Fields (multi-purpose and practice)
  • Fitness area
  • Fitness hill/sled hill
  • Ice skating area (winter season)
  • Nature play area
  • Pickleball courts
  • Playground
  • Pull-Up Bars for Patriots memorial
  • Recreational Trail (with connection to Forest Preserve trail located offsite)
  • Restroom building
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Splash pad (summer season)
  • Tennis courts
  • Wolf’s Crossing Pavilion (for events and rentals)

Overview

In 2019, the Park District hosted a groundbreaking that kicked off construction of the 33-acre site that was named Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, taking into account the history of the Wolf family who farmed the land for generations. Prior to its development, the vacant property was the Park District’s largest undeveloped park, which was acquired in the early 2000s before any new homes had been built nearby. The District’s Master Plan designated this land as a future park to be developed when needed.

By 2018, many new homes had been built in the area and residents began asking about a park – or even just a playground. In response to the interest, the Park District created a site master plan for the entire park and engaged residents through several public meetings to gather ideas for the types of amenities to include in the plan for the park. A tremendous response was received with more than 2,000 residents providing input into the eventual park design.

With a financial plan that took into account the District’s Aaa bond rating, most of the construction was able to take place over a two-year period. A $400,000 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources also helped support the park’s development. Additionally, longtime resident Ginny Wolf Chivas contributed toward the Wolf’s Crossing Pavilion and an anonymous donor helped support the construction of the Pull-Up Bars for Patriots interactive memorial that honors Naperville's fallen veterans.


Splash Pad Information

Hours are 9:00 am-8:00 pm daily. The splash pad is free to use, but available only on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the splash pad is push-button operated and “zoned”; this means that certain features will run and rotate through a cycle, but not all elements will run at the same time. To check the current status of the Splash Pad, visit napervilleparks.org/cancellations and view category "Splash Pads"

Face Coverings

Per Executive Order issued by the Governor on May 17, 2021, individuals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are no longer required to wear face coverings while visiting Naperville Park District parks, programs or facilities (both indoors and outdoors). Any individual who is over the age of two, not fully vaccinated, and able to medically tolerate a face covering, is required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain six-foot social distance, and when not engaged in swimming activities. 

      

 

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Please read the Park District’s COVID-19 Participation Guidelines  prior to visiting the park.

Click here for information about renting Wolf’s Crossing Pavilion.
 

Project History

For additional information on the history of the Wolf’s Crossing Community Park project including development of the park master plan, public meeting information, project Q&A, and podcast episodes featuring history of the Wolf’s property, please visit this page.

 

 


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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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