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 (PDF) allows river travelers to bypass the Glen Palmer Dam (PDF) while also providing a place for people who are new to Whitewater to learn or for experienced paddlers to play. 

  • Conceptual Design(PDF)
Park redevelopment will be completed in the fall of 2018 and includes the following:

  • New Playground
  • Fishing Pier
  • ADA Kayak/Canoe Launch area
  • Added Parking
  • Pergola Sitting Area

Bristol Bay 65

This 50-acre park is located just north of Galena Road on the east side of the Bristol Bay development. Park redevelopment will be completed in the fall of 2018 or spring of 2019.


Yorkville received an IDNR OSLAD (Open Space Land Acquisition and Development) Grant grant for development of the Bristol Bay Regional Park. Redevelopment of the park will be completed in fall of 2018 or spring of 2019. Planned elements of the park include:
  • Bocce ball court
  • Gravel access drive and gravel parking
  • Horseshoes
  • Lighted sand volleyball courts
  • Natural landscaping and interpretative signage
  • Skate park