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Fall Coalition Meeting Nov. 5th

The regular general membership and board meeting of the West St. Coalition will take place on Wednesday Nov.5th, starting at 7:30 PM. The location will be Starbucks Coffee, located in the Rose Plaza East,  860 West 75th St. All individuals interested in the successful fulfillment of our mission are invited to attend.

Hope for the Future of Sportsman's Park (by Bill Mego)

The following, a very important concept endorsed by the West St. Coalition for the future of West St., was authored by Naperville resident Bill Mego. It first appeared in the "Naperville Sun" on 3/5/2014, and is reproduced with express written consent of the author who reserves all future rights to its content. Bill Me...

Regular Coalition Meeting Set for Sept. 3rd

At our May 14th meeting, the regular WSGPC summer  membership meeting was set to take place on Wednesday Sept. 3rd, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please note that the location for this meeting 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,...

Board Members Elected- Departing Board Members Nan Kroll and Susan Kursar Praised

At our May 14th meeting the following individuals were elected or re-elected to the board for the 2014-16 term: George Bennett- President; Cindy Schneider- Vice-President; Fred Turek- Recording Secretary; Jeannine Alameda-Walega-Treasurer; Elaine Fisher- Director; Tom O’Hale- Director; Denise O’Hale- Director; &n...

Adopt-a-Highway Spring Event May 31st

Members as well as the interested public are invited to spend part of Saturday morning, May 31st, with coalition members on West St. We will meet at 9 AM at the Plant-a-Row for the Hungry Collection Booth located at West St. and Sportsman’s access road. Donuts, coffee, water and all supplies will be provided as we once again fulfill our commi...

Park District to Sell Bulbs to the Public

The Naperville Park District’s annual tulip bulb sale will take place on Friday, May 16, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The bulbs for sale will include those that bloomed this spring along the Riverwalk, in front of the Park District Administration Building, and at other Park District locations. Bulbs will be sold for $3 per dozen on a first-come, fi...

Coalition to Elect Board Members May 14th

The bi-annual organizational meeting of the coalition will take place Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 PM. The location for the meeting will be 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. In addition to our regular agenda, ...

Hope for the Future of Sportsman's Park (by Bill Mego)

The following a very important concept for the future of West St,, authored by Naperville resident Bill Mego, first appeared in the "Naperville Sun" on 3/5/2014. It is reproduced with express written consent of the author who reserves all future rights to its content. Bill Mego has no formal association with the West St. Co...

Garden Plots Still Available for 2014

 Despite the lingering cold and snow, now is the time to start planning your summer garden. Whether gardening at home or at the Naperville Park District’s West Street Garden Plots, residents are invited to attend a series of free gardening workshops led by Master Gardener and Commissioner Ron Ory.The workshops will meet at Sportsman'...

Winter Coalition Meeting March 5th

The regular winter WSGPC membership meeting will take place on Wednesday March 5th, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please note that the location for this meeting 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. Our winter meetin...

Naperville Area Master Trails Plan

The Naperville Park District invites residents to view and comment on a proposed update of its Trails Master Plan. The Open House will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Naperville Municipal Center, located at 400 S. Eagle Street, immediately preceding the District’s regular board meeting.Trails consistently rank highe...

Public Forums Scheduled for Design of New Rec Center

The Naperville Park District will host a series of public open houses to seek community input on the design of a future activity center at 1760 Quincy Avenue. Although some needs already have been cited as high priority through previous community surveys, such as gymnasium space, indoor fitness space and an indoor walking and running track, th...

Protection of Trees and Animal Habitat Key as Phase II of the Sportsman's Remediation Project Nears

Sportsman's Park Remediation is a Complicated Issue. For Background please refer to several postings on this site. Currently, Phase1 is underway. The Coalition Addressed the park board in September with objections to Phase1.  Construction of a road in a previously wooded area to the west of Martin Ave. in an area free of contamination...

Martin Ave. Barn to be Torn Down and Replaced by Expanded Maintenance Facility in 2014

As readers of this webpage or our membership newsletter may recall, the Caroline Martin Mitchell Planning Process (CMMPP), which begin in 2006, culminated in a series of changes that have affected, but have yet to fundamentally alter the historical traditions and overall land use in the West St. Corridor. One of the little heralded outcom...

Adopt-A-Highway Fall Event Saturday Nov. 16th, 9AM

We will conduct our fall West St. Parkway spruce event on Saturday Nov. 16th starting at 9AM. This is an Adopt-a-Highway event, made possible by the Naperville Department of Public Works. All members of the Coalition and community members who support our mission are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will have donuts and ...

(by Fred) George Bennett to attend Park District Meeting re Sportsman's Park

George Bennett  to attend Park District Meeting re Sportsman's Park on Thursday 9/12/13. You can view Bennett's comments on behalf of the West St. Coalition in the "board meeting" section of the park district's website at napervilleparks.org.  (by Fred)

Sportsman's Park- A Perspecitive on Remediation's Motives and Goals

In the spring of 2011 the Naperville Park District (NPD) asked the City of Naperville for permission to enroll Sportsman's Park in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) voluntary Site Remediation Program (SRP). The Napervile City Council as owners of the land opted to allow the NPD (that has leased the land unti...

Adopt-a-Highway Spruce up, Sat. May 25th, 9AM

Our spring Adopt-a-Highway parkway cleanup will take place on Saturday May 25th, starting at 9AM. We will meet at the Plant a Row for the Hungry collection Booth (located just south of the Sportsman's access road) at 9AM for coffee, donuts and conversation. Starting between 9:30 and 10 AM the cleanup along West St. will begin. Gloves and supplies w...

State of the Naperville Park District-Saturday,Feb.9th

The public is invited to attend the third annual “State of the Park District” address by Park Board President Kirsten Young. The event will be held in Community Hall at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center on Saturday, February 9. A light breakfast and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m. The formal presentation will start at 8:30 ...

Harvest Celebration and Open House, Saturday Oct. 27th 4-6:30 PM

The first annual West St. Coalition Harvest Celebration and Open House will take place on Saturday Oct. 27th, 4-6:30 PM at Sportsman’s Park Clubhouse. Free for coalition members as well as the general public, this family friendly event is the perfect opportunity to explore Sportsman’s Park, meet the board and fello...