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Input Sought on Future Activity Center

Source: Naperville Park District website
Source: Naperville Park District website

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:

For more information about the future activity center and about the Naperville Park District can be found online. 

Bob Fischer January 16, 2014 at 10:48 AM
While any taxing institution may be government - you specifically called out the city council and administrators, so quit trying to cover your failure to deal in facts with more rhetoric. Last election - the candidates for Park Board, an organization responsible for around 5% of our property tax bil, ran without opposition. That might have been a really good opportunity for citizen choice and input if people were upset or worried about the direction of the organization. This project was not slipped through when no one was looking. There was ample notice and news coverage prior to the Park Board decision making in November and December that preceded the upcoming public discussions around design. I have no idea who "you people" are, other than perhaps anyone with the free will and time to disagree with you. You have choices on how to spend your money - go to a meeting and offer constructive input and quit making unfounded and flat out wrong statements and accusations.
Gerard Schilling January 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Who are you kidding Bobby? These people are all joined at the hip you know it and everybody else does. You're right about lack of involvement because in most cases citizens are frozen out of legitimate imputes at these meeting or have you forgotten the deplorable way in which the smart grid program was handled. Don't lecture to me about citizen rights of free speech and questioning of government activities. Who died and made you king of our first amendment rights?
Bob Fischer January 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM
I guess I have been put in my place - no, I am not the king of anything nor have I professed to be. Thank you for pointing that out, Gerald. You are correct, you do have the right to your opinion and I do not think anything I have said contradicts that. What you do not have is the right to spread falsehoods via unsupported innuendo. I believe it was Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes who pointed something like that that out in regard to first amendment rights.
Michael Hunt January 16, 2014 at 04:46 PM
Thank you Bob for your measured responses. ... And thank you Gerald for your typical miserable, querulous behavior.
Gerard Schilling January 17, 2014 at 07:36 AM
Hunt if your trying to aggravate me with you snarky, snide and almost stalker type comments on my postings you are succeeding. Pathetic imbeciles like you have never had an original thought in their lives and get their jollies off criticizing those that do. Go back to your shelter-in-place haunt or wherever you hang out at and grow a set so you can question what your government and its representatives are doing for and to you.

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