The Naperville Park District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for Cress Creek Park, 1311 Royal St. George Dr., which recently received a facelift.
Renovations at the park were partly funded by a $50,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity along with support from Rep. Darlene Senger.
"The Naperville Park District includes fantastic park facilities for Naperville residents. I was happy to see the Cress Creek playground receive this grant to enhance the park,” said Senger in a press release.
The park district said no matter what the size, parks serve as an important recreational outlet for the community and neighborhoods.
“Playgrounds and neighborhood parks are as important as sports complexes, but in different ways,” said Naperville Park District Executive Director Ray McGury in a press release. “Grant support helps us continue to meet the recreational needs of our large community both in developing destination parks for everyone and smaller parks where neighbors can socialize and spend time outdoors with their children.”
Design of the new playground was based on input from neighbors and includes state-of-the-art play equipment accessible to children of all abilities, according to the Naperville Park District.
For more information and photos, visit napervilleparks.org