March 15, 2018 Yorkville Minute
Easter Bunny Breakfast

Yorkville Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt

Join the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and Senior Services for this fun, family event on Saturday, March 24 from 8:00-9:30am at the Beecher Community Center (908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville)! Families will eat a hot breakfast with the Easter Bunny, create crafts, play games, and then at 9:15am hunt for Easter Eggs! The Egg Hunt will be held outside, so please dress appropriately. The cost is $6 a person and includes breakfast, activities, and the egg hunt. Preregistration is required and all ages must register. To register, call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357 or register online at

Mayor Golinski

Mayor Golinski Attends White House Conference

On February 22nd, 45 mayors, including Mayor Golinski, from throughout Illinois and representatives of the Illinois Municipal League gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend a “Mayors of Illinois White House Conference” and discuss issues of importance to municipalities.
The purpose of the conference was to build working relationships between mayors and high-ranking officials within the federal government. Mayors met with senior administration officials from the White House and agency liaisons from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development.
“Being able to discuss issues that are important to Yorkville directly with senior White House officials was an incredible opportunity,” said Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski. “It’s not every day that you get to sit in a room with the chief architect of the President’s infrastructure plan, to discuss state highway funding, or have a chance to talk with a high ranking EPA liaison about low interest loans and grants for large scale water infrastructure projects.  I think what impressed me most was the outreach from this administration.  To bring 45 Illinois mayors together and make top officials available to us for an open discussion showed me that they really want our input.”  
Included in the many topics the group discussed were issues on the Illinois Municipal League (IML) Federal Legislative Agenda, which is available online at

Riverfront Park

Bicentennial Riverfront Park Improvement Update

Bicentennial Riverfront Park, located between Hydraulic Street and the Fox River, is a favorite of visitors and residents year-round. The park has several amenities with the most popular being the Marge Cline Whitewater Course, which allows river travelers to bypass the Glen Palmer Dam while also providing a unique recreational opportunity to both beginner and novice paddlers.  Other amenities include a shelter, picnic tables, and scenic walking trail along the Fox River. Currently, Bicentennial Riverfront Park is under a $400,000 redevelopment and will be completed in the fall of 2018. When completed new amenities will include a new playground, fishing pier, ADA kayak/canoe launch area, added parking, pergola sitting area.

Bristol Bay Skate Park

Bristol Bay 65 Park Improvement Update

This 50-acre park is located just north of Galena Road on the east side of the Bristol Bay subdivision. Currently this is the main soccer complex for the Yorkville Parks and Recreations Department with over 14 soccer fields of various sizes. Like Riverfront Park, this park is under a $400,000 redevelopment and will be completed in the summer of 2018. When completed, the park will include a bocce ball court, gravel access drive and gravel parking, permanent bags boards, lighted sand volleyball courts, natural landscaping and interpretative signage, and skate park.

Good Friday

City Offices Closed in Observance of Good Friday March 30th

City offices will be closed Friday, March 30th for Good Friday.  Normal hours will resume on Monday, April 2nd.  Garbage collection will run on a normal schedule for the entire week.

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