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Park District to host Open House on 2018 Capital Improvements Aug.10th

Prior to the regular August meeting of the Board of Commissioners, top Park District officials will host a forum in the lobby of the Municiple Center August 10th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Details of 10 planned projects for budget year 2018 will be available. These projects for the most part include renovations and improvments to palyground equiptment...

Summer Coalition Meeting August 16th

The regular summer meeting of the WSGPC Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday evening, August 16th at 7:30 PM. The location is Starbucks coffee on 75th St., just east of Plainfield-Naperville Rd. Members and those favorable to our mission are invited to attend.

After 17 years We are still cleaning up West St.

Our 18th annual Spring Spruce Up event will be held Saturday June 10th, beginning at 9 AM.  Sponsored by the Department of Public Works, our participation reinforces a commitment made many years ago to maintain the character of the West St. Corridor. Water and gear for the cleanup, this year including a golf cart, will be provided.  &n...

Grand Opening of the new Martin Avenue "Barn" June 17th

Surrounded by the green fields of Knoch Park, the Naperville Park District’s new Central Maintenance Facility is taking shape, with a June opening in sight. Designed with a barn motif, the building is being constructed on the site of the former Barn Recreation Center and the Park District maintenance shed, which was located behind the Barn. T...

Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation Annual Meeting May 20th

The next NAHC meeting will be Saturday morning, May 20th at 8 AM in meeting room B of the Naperville Municipal Center, 40 S. Eagle Street. The annual meeting will feature the election of a new President, Vice President, and two Directors. It will also recap the 2016-2017 Program Year. 

Spring 2017 meeting Tuesday May 16th

The spring meeting of the West St. Coalition Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday May 16th at 7:30 PM. All board members, members and those favorable to our mission statement are not only invited, but encouraged to attend. The location is Starbucks Coffee on 75th St., just east of Plainfield-Naperville Rd.

Fall Adopt-a-Highway Event Nov. 5th

Saturday morning, Nov.5th, is the date for our annual Fall Adopt-a- Highway event. We will meet at 9 AM at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry Booth located just south of West St. and Sportsman’s access road. Supplies will be provided as we once again fulfill our commitment to the Naperville Department of Public works by maintaining the West St. p...

Fall Coalition Meeting Sept.14th

The regular fall board  meeting of the West St. Greenspace Coalition will be held on Wednesday Sept. 14th, starting at 7:30 PM. The location is Starbucks Coffee, 75th and Plainfield- Naperville Rd., just east of the intersection. Members and those interested in accomplishing our mission are welcome to attend.

Trees Still Needed to Complete the New Sportsman's Park

The area was devastated during the remediation process. Clear cutting of the woods occured in about 80% of the park. The trapshooting program, the park's traditional and historical use, is now healthy, but the park looks terrible. We have addressed the Park Board of Commissioners and asked them to dramatically (1000%) increase th...

Aopt a Highway Event July 10th, 10:30 AM

Our 17th annual “Spring” Spruce Up event will be held Sunday July 10th, beginning at 10:30 AM.       Sponsored by the Department of Public Works, our participation reinforces a commitment made many years ago to maintain the character of the West St. Corridor. Water and gear for the cleanup  will be pr...

Bi-Annual Meeting June 22nd

Our bi-annual organizational meeting and elections will be held Wednesday June 22nd at 7:30 PM. The location is Starbucks Coffee, Rose Plaza East, 860 West 75th St. in Naperville. This is two blocks east of Plainfield-Naperville Rd. on the south side of 75th, just east of McDonalds. All members and those interested in our membership, are welcome to...

Coalition Winter Meeting Wednesday March 16th

The regular winter meeting of the West St. Coalition will take place on Wed. March 16th, starting at 7:30 PM. Please note the location will be the home of Fred And Barb Turek, 7 S.471 Green Acres Drive. The meeting is especially important, and all members as well as those interested in our mission are encouraged to attend.     ...

Grand Re-Opening at Sportsman's Park Held in October

Sportsman's Park is now free of the alleged contamination and unfortunately still woefully lacking in the beautiful trees that were cut down to make the remediation project possible. The WSGPC continues to encourage the Naperville Park District to re-forest the eastern portion of the park. We also celebrate the "Grand Re-Opening" whic...

West St. Spruce-Up Event Sunday Oct. 25th

Sunday afternoon, October 25th, is the date for our 16th annual Fall Adopt-a- Highway event. We will meet at 2PM at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry Booth located just south of West St. and Sportsman’s access road. Supplies will be provided as we once again fulfill our commitment to the Naperville Department of Public works by maintaining ...

Summer Meeting Sept. 17th

The regular summer West St. Coalition meeting will take place on Sept. 17th. THIS IS A THURSDAY, and has been moved from Wednesday as a result of conflicts that various members of the board would have on the 16th.        The meeting begins at 7:30 PM, and the location is Starbucks Coffee, Rose Plaza East, 860 Wes...

Senior Games at Sportsman's Park June 25th

The Naperville Park District is hosting the Naperville Senior Games, and included in the senior games are trapshooting events for both men and women.  The trapshooting events will be held at Sportsman’s Park on Thursday, June 25.  You can register at Sportsman’s Park during regular shooting hours, or via the Park District webs...

2015 Spring Spruce Up Event- Sunday May 17th

Our annual spring parkway event, sponsored by the Department of Public Works, will take place along West St. on Sunday May 17th starting at 2 PM. We will meet at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry collection booth (near the Sportsman's Park access road). Supplies, water and Treasurer Jeannine Walega's famous chocolate chip cookies wil...

Coalition Board Member Tom O'Hale Running for the Naperville City Council

Thomas O’Hale, a member of the WSGPC Board since 2001, is running for one of the 8 open spots on the Naperville City Council. O’Hale assisted the effort to protect the West St. Garden Plots from development in 2000-01 and again in 2008-09, and was a leader in the nearly five year battle to create the new Hobson West Ponds Park. Had it n...

Help needed at end of January Scout Klondike Event

The Scouts are running a Klondike event from January 30th – February 1st.   Most of it is in Von Oven Scout Reservation (just North of Sportsman’s Park). Sportsman’s is participating with a “show and tell” session at the newly re-opened clubhouse on Saturday, January 31st, and an instructional sessi...

Park District Trapshooting Program Resumes at Sportsman's Park

If you have not been out yet you need to see the improvements. [Program participants] could not be happier with the outcome. The only thing we have not had a chance to test is the lighting system with targets. The crowds have been good. The road and more landscaping will be done in the spring. --Written by Jim Monk, President, Naperville ...