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Parks and Recreation Park Projects

The Yorkville Parks and Recreation department is committed to keeping its residents informed. As a part of our service to you, we will try to keep you up-to-date on all projects that are currently under construction in the city.

Bicentennial Riverfront Park

Bicentennial Riverfront Park, located between Hydraulic Street and the Fox River, is a favorite of visitors and residents year-round. The Marge Cline Whitewater Course allows river travelers to bypass the Glen Palmer Dam while also providing a place for people who are new to Whitewater to learn or for experienced paddlers to play.

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.

Clark Park

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.

Grande Reserve Park A
This area is an open grass field waiting for a pickup baseball game! No formal park development has occured on this site.

Bristol Bay 65
View the 2008 conceptual design of this 50 acre park located just north of Galena Road on the east side of the Bristol Bay development.

CONGRATULATIONS! Yorkville received an IDNR OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development) Grant grant for development of the Bristol Bay Regional Park. Planned elements of the park include a skate park, lighted sand volleyball courts, a gravel access drive and gravel parking, natural landscaping and interpretative signage, horseshoes and bocce ball court. Work is expected to begin in 2015.