Humble Heroes

Exactly one year ago – as winter began shedding its blanket, uncovering a sign of hope that only spring can provide – we collectively anticipated another calendar full of events and activities, the usual bustle to which we’d grown so accustomed. But then an unknown virus quickly transformed into a global pandemic and normalcy as… Read More

COVID-19 Action Steps and Communication Plan

JANUARY 18 UPDATE - TIER 2 MITIGATIONS On Monday, January 18, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that several regions, including Region 8 (DuPage and Kane counties), are set to enter Tier 2 of the state’s regional coronavirus mitigation plan. Tier 2 is the second phase of enhanced mitigations which includes face coverings to… Read More

Seasonal Operations, Sledding and More!

Sledding: It’s one of the joys of childhood, but please remind the young ones to sled down the middle of the hill and walk up the sides to avoid the dreaded “bowling alley” scenario and potential injury. Here are the go-to hills: Lincoln Park – Located at Russell Avenue and Lakewood Place in Aurora, this… Read More

Fox Valley Park District Receives Illinois Distinguished Agency Award

Press Release – December 14, 2020 District earns third-straight accreditation after comprehensive review process  AURORA – The Fox Valley Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). The two statewide associations administer the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation… Read More

State-of-the-Art Playground to Serve Special-Needs Students, Community Members at Hope D. Wall School

Local dignitaries descended upon Hope D. Wall School on Wednesday afternoon for the ribbon cutting on its state-of-the-art, ADA-accessible, inclusive playground, for which the Fox Valley Park District contributed $250,000. The new amenity replaces the school’s former wooden playground, which was built by parents, community volunteers and staff members in 1993. The wood aged over… Read More