The Naperville Park District will host a series of public open houses this month to seek community input on the design of a future activity center at 1760 Quincy Ave.
Key community needs driving the planning of an activity center include the need for accessible year-round recreation for health and wellness, the lack of indoor space for seniors and the special needs community, and the need for active recreation opportunities for families, teens and the increasingly diverse cultures within Naperville, according to a Naperville Park District press release.
Although some needs already have been cited as high priority through previous community surveys, such as gymnasium space, indoor fitness space and an indoor walking and running track, the Park District plans to gather ideas from residents about other types of amenities to include in the building.
The 80,000-square-foot building is expected to cost $20 million, according to the Daily Herald.
The public is invited to provide input at any of the following open house events:
- On Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Player’s Indoor Sports Center, 1740 Quincy Avenue, Naperville
- On Tuesday, Jan. 21 (geared toward seniors, but all are welcome) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 2nd floor, 305 W. Jackson Avenue, Naperville
- Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m., Naperville Municipal Center, Rooms B & C, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville
For more information about the future activity center and about the Naperville Park District can be found online.