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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 ...

Limited Reopening of Sportsman’s Park Projected for early December; Most Landscaping and Tree Planting Delayed until Spring 2015.

Driving south along West St. past Von Oven Scout Reservation and the small stand of trees that serve as a reminder of what not long ago was Sportsman’s Woods, the apparently desolate landscape conceals the considerable progress that has been made towards the remediation of the site since last spring. Major work required for the remediation of...

Fall Coalition Event to be held October 18th

 Saturday morning, October 18th, is the date for our 15th 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 maintainin...

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...