New Playgrounds 2020
The Parks Department will be busy this year replacing 2 playgrounds and building 2 brand new ones. Purcell Park and Beecher Community Park will be getting new and improved playgrounds. Caledonia Park, located in the Caledonia subdivision and Autumn Creek North, located in the newest development in the Autumn Creek subdivision will be brand new park sites for the community to enjoy. The parks are set to be constructed in 2020 and 2021. The exact timeline will be based on the manufacturing time of each playground and the weather. Plans for each park site are pictured below. Click on each photo to enlarge.
Caledonia ParkThe playground is located at 354 Shadow Wood Drive. This explorer theme playground is designed for children ages 5-12 and features multiple slides, climbers and an orbital web climber that connects to the main play structure with a net climber! This park also features several swings including belt swings, bucket swings and an inclusive swing for all abilities. This park follows the CPSC safety guidelines for playgrounds and exceeds the ADA requirements. We encourage all residents to get out and enjoy this newly installed park!
Theme: Tree House
Park Address: 354 Shadow Wood Dr
Autumn Creek North
Park Address: 1397 Slate St.Autumn Creek North Park is located at 1397 Slate Drive. It has a nature themed playground for children ages 5-12. This playground features multiple slides with climbers and play panels both elevated and ground level. This park has belt swings, bucket swings and an inclusive swing for all abilities. This park follows the CPSC safety guidelines for playgrounds and exceeds the ADA requirements. Also, one of the greatly unknown features of this park is that it serves as a trial head and sits adjacent to the City’s ninety acre Blackberry Creek Nature Area. The trail starts out as a paved trail and leads to a chipped and mowed grass trail that wind through the south half of the nature area.
Beecher Park(Opening Spring 2021)
Theme: High Adventure
Location: Game Farm Rd
- Two Level Play Structure
- 3 Slides
- Climbing Elements
- Swing Set
Location: 325 Fairhaven Dr
The United City of Yorkville is excited to announce that Purcell Park has a new playground! This eye-catching, color-popping playground is located at 325 Fairhaven Drive in the Blackberry North Development and is designed for children ages 5-12. This multi-level playground has several features that will both challenge and excite children as they explore the various climbers, play panels and game panels! This park includes belt swings, a tot swing and an inclusive swing for all abilities. Purcell Park follows the CPSC and ADA guidelines for playgrounds and is accessible via a transfer platform. There are benches to sit and watch your children play and a picnic table to have lunch or a snack.
New Boat Launch North of Dam
A new Boat Launch is currently under construction at Riverfront Park just north of the Fox River Dam. The boat launch is expected to be open late fall of 2020. The boat launch will be open to the general public. Boating on the Fox River is regulated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. For more information please visit the IDNR website.