The VAC Indoor Water Park is closed for following times: • M-F (May 22-26 & 29), 4 to 8 p.m.; Tu/Th (May 23 & 25), 9 to 11 a.m.; • Sat-Sun (May 27-28), noon to 5 p.m. • Therapy and competition pools open regular hours. • Birthday parties and after hour rentals run as planned.
The Fox Valley Park District maintains 165 parks, each with its own distinct characteristics. The District also owns and maintains 22 miles of river shoreline, 25 lakes, 63 park shelters and more than 2,500 acres of open space. Park amenities include 96 playgrounds, 48 basketball courts, 27 outdoor tennis courts, 107 ball fields fields and 86 soccer fields.
A modern-style playground with age-specific features is expected to be complete by early fall. Highlights include a small-scale water spray/splash pad and a rubberized, multi-colored surface instead of traditional mulch to provide a safer playing surface.
A 30-acre natural area tucked between the Fox River and Route 25, just north of Red Oak Nature Center – is being developed in phases as an outdoor educational venue. Among the new features: a shelter-styled “tree house,” skywalk, fire pit, nature-based playground and more.
Golden Oaks Park – located alongside Sullivan Road on Golden Oaks Parkway – is set to receive a series of improvements that include a newly-built picnic shelter, replacement of the current playground with agespecific equipment and play areas, a baseball backstop, a refurbished half-court basketball area and hoop and an adult fitness area.
The long-popular park on the far west side of Montgomery is set for a makeover that will bring exciting new improvements – boat dock, floating pier, an additional shelter, expanded permeable paver parking and new trails that will form a network to those in Stuart Sports Complex and along Orchard Road.
To keep pace with continued growth and the demand for more athletic fields, the Park District is expanding the Stuart Sports Complex. Plans include four new ball fields with lights, 11 new soccer fields and a dog park, among many other improvements – 135 acres in all – between the south end of the current park border and Base Line Road (Route 30).
The FREE Planting Party at Prisco is still on for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Even if it's wet, our Greenhouse crews will be on hand to plant and share home garden tips with you. Take home a free plant, too! We'll cancel only if it's raining. ... See MoreSee Less
Couple of nice-sized largemouth bass from Waubonsie Lake. The IDNR was out Wednesday performing a fish species survey of Waubonsie Lake and Spring Lake to assess the overall health of these fisheries. Lots of small bluegill, many mid-size bass... and a huge population of carp. We'll have their full reports available next week... ... See MoreSee Less
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Fox Valley Park District’s outstanding general obligation (GO) rating to Aa1 from Aa3, which repositions Fox Valley from “high grade” to “prime,” just one level …