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United City of Yorkville Parks -
The United City of Yorkville is proud of their parks. Progressive in nature, the Parks and Recreation department has created an integral system of parks throughout the city, each one having a unique characteristic or theme whether it's high adventure, sunflowers, farms, music, or riding trains, our parks offer it all!
Try one or try them all! You can click here for a map showing the location of any park in the United City of Yorkville. The matrix provides a list of amenities at each facility and the park addresses. Want to find a playspace? Go to www.kaboom.org and click the link 'find a playspace'. Feel free to comment on the playground you visit!
Name a Park
Beecher Community Park - 901 Game Farm Road
Bicentennial Riverfront Park - 301 E. Hydraulic Avenue
The park, located between Hydraulic Street and the Fox River, is a favorite of visitors and residents during the summertime months. The Marge Cline Whitewater Course allows river travelers to bybass the Glen Palmer Dam. For those more interested in playing in the river, the Whitewater Course has the perfect rapids for you! Canoes, kayaks, sea kayaks, tubes and SUP (stand up paddleboards) are availalbe for rent at the park. Call the Yorkville Outdoor Center for more information at 630.882.9211 or click here.
CONGRATULATIONS! Yorkville received a 2013 IDNR OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development) Grant for Riverfront Park! Click here to read the press release. Improvements included in the conceptual design are a new playground, trail, fishing pier, boat launch, canoe beach, port-o-let shelter, rinse-off shower, civic lawn, and memorial area.
Bristol Bay 65 - Bristol Bay Drive
The site of Yorkville's soccer program, this 65 acre park is in the northern part of Yorkville. One baseball field also is located at this site. A conceptual plan shows the 2008 design for the regional park.
Bristol Bay Park A - 4552 Rosenwinkel Street
Thank you to our awesome volunteers! Even the mud from the morning rain on July 31st, 2010 couldn't keep them away! This new circus-themed park is located adjacent to the Bristol Bay Clubhouse. An age 2-5 playstructure and an age 5-12 playstructure for children's circus performances, as well as swings, a shade structure for picnics, and new landscaping were installed in just one day! THANK YOU to our volunteers and local businesses!
Bristol Station Park - 2753 Alan Dale Lane
Caledonia Park - 354 Shadow Wood Drive
This 5 acre park is currently a grass field for unstructured play.
Cannonball Ridge Park - 2087 Northland Lane
Clark Park - 106 East Main Street
This natural area is open for those who wish to catch a glimpse of deer or wild turkeys right in downtown Yorkville! It is a wooded preserve with plenty of wildflowers, large trees, and wildlife! The banks of the Fox River are open for fishing from this park. A picturesque view of the Glen Palmer Dam and Marge Cline Whitewater Chute can be seen from the shoreline.
CONGRATULATIONS! Yorkville received an IDNR RTP (Recreational Trails Program) Grant to construct hiking paths with interpretive signage,, a pergola with sitting area, river overlook, and parking.
Cobb Park - 109 Colonial Parkway
Thank you to our volunteers and the generous dontations from area businesses! We appreciate your time to help us construct this park in just one day. We couldn't have done it without you!
Crawford Park - 201 Windham Circle
Emily Sleezer Park - 837 Homestead Drive
Fox Hill East - 1474 Sycamore Road and Fox Hill West - 1711 John Street
The second area, which consists of 18 acres with a combination of active use and open space, has a trail, baseball field, and recently constructed disc golf course. This 12 hole course is set in the natural area near the Rob Roy Creek and provides fun for all ages!
Gilbert Park - 703 Adrian Street
Grande Reserve Park A
Grande Reserve Park B
Green's Filling Station Park - 2736 Autumn Creek Blvd.
The shelter is complete with two gas pumps for the little driver to fill up their tank. The age 5 to 12 playstructure has overhead climbing events, and children ages 2 to 5 can play on the truck and car playstructures, and several swings are surrounded by an asphalt path striped like a road. Two working stoplights, directional signs, two crosswalks, and a railroad crossing will help kids learn the rules of the road. A parking meter and several parking spots are also included in the design. A mini-skate park helps young skateboarders learn to perfect their skills in an area designed just for them!
Hiding Spot Park (formerly Prairie Park) - 307 Park Street
As Yorkville's first community build, on August 18th, 2007, over 100 volunteers from the community came out to help build this park. Thank you to all those who donated materials and their time. We appreciate it! Click here for a photo of the new park.
CONGRATULATIONS! Illinois Park and Recreation Association's 2007 Outstanding Facility & Parks Award - Division II, went to Hiding Spot Park! Thanks to all those who made this project possible.
Jaycee Pond - 410 West Center Street
Junior Women's Club Park at Heartland Circle - 1267 Taus Circle
The skate park elements were constructed with a generous donation from the Yorkville Junior Women's Club. Thank you!
Kiwanis Park - 1809 Country Hills Drive
Price Park - 525 Burning Bush Drive
Purcell Park - 325 Fairhaven Drive
Raintree Village Park A - 524 Parkside Lane
Raintree Village Park B - 872 Prairie Crossing Drive
Constructed through an IDNR OSLAD Grant received in 2008, the subdivision at Raintree Village has a second park located off of Prairie Crossing Drive next to the school site and the water tower. The age 5-12 playground is a castle theme complete with an imaginary moat! A walking path winds around the park, allowing pedestrians to access the four lighted tennis courts that are open and ready for use. Other elements to the park include a challenge or exercise hill, a small parking area for tennis users, and a shelter at the playground. Click here to see the castle themed playstructure!
Raintree Village Park C - Goldfinch Ave.
This grass site is a great place to take a picnic lunch!
Rice Park - 545 Poplar Drive
Riverfront Park (see above under Bicentennial Riverfront Park)
Riemenschneider Park - 600 Hayden Drive
A special feature for this park, hoses from a water tower spray feature will keep the neighborhood children cool on a hot summer day! Click here to see the spray space.
A commemorative courtyard garden at the entrance of the park, generously donated by the Fire Department, acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the volunteer Firemen and women.
Rivers Edge Park - 974 Stony Creek Lane
Rotary Park - 2775 Grande Trail
Sunflower Park - 1765 Walsh Drive
Stepping Stones Park - 3152 Grande Trail
Steven G. Bridge Park - 3651 Kennedy Road
Town Square - 301 North Bridge Street (Rout 47)
Van Emmon Park - 374 East Van Emmon Road
West Hydraulic Park - West Hydraulic Street
Wheaton Woods Park - 205 Boombah Avenue
This 5 acre wooded parcel is the perfect spot to sit under the shelter and have a picnic lunch and walk the wood chip trail. This park was created though an IDNR RTP Grant received in 2008 and staff's hard work!
Yorkville's trail system exists in several developments including Autumn Creek, Bristol Bay, Fox HIll, Grande Reserve, Heartland, Heartland Circle, Raintree Village, and Windett Ridge. As Yorkville grows, the trails will connect existing and future developments providing a network on alternative transportation routes.
The City Council has voted to fund trail construction on Route 47 and Route 71 through IDOT's roadway construction of those highways. IDOT will pay 80% of the cost and the City will pay 20% of the cost. The City Council voted to accept the $1.7 million Kennedy Road Illinois Transportation Enhancement Project Grant and a non-profit group Push for the Path has been established to raise the funds for the City's 20% of this project.
To meet the need for pedestrain paths, we are working with developers, road-improvement projects, and applying for grants to help fund trail projects. Please feel free to call City Hall 630.553.4350 with any questions.
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