A grand opening celebration for the new Frontier Sports Complex Fitness Court will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16.
The new amenity, described as a “dynamic circuit-training system designed for use by teens and adults,” is adjacent to the 95th Street Community Plaza at 3109 Cedar Glade Drive.
Naperville Park District officials and guest speakers will speak at the opening event, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and demonstrations of how the equipment can be used, a news release said. The event also will include giveaways for as long as supplies last.
Part of a national initiative launched by National Fitness Campaign, the “fitness court allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout outdoors.” the release said. “There are an estimated 250 fitness courts installed nationally, each of which is free to the public, adaptable for all fitness levels and works with a fitness court app.”
The cost of the equipment and installation was funded, in part, with a $25,000 grant from the National Fitness Campaign in partnership with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association and $50,000 for title sponsorship from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, the release said.
Other sponsors include StretchLab Naperville West, F3 Naperville and the Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol law firm.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is offering a series of kayaking programs this year for beginning and advanced paddlers at Whalon Lake Forest Preserve in Naperville.
All items needed, including paddles, boats and personal flotation devices, will be provided by the district, a news release said. Only one program requires participants to bring their own boats.
It’s recommended that anyone getting started in the sport take the instructional course, known as Kayak Kollege, the release said.
Whalon Lake programs include:
- Kayak Kollege, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18;
- Paddle and Campfire, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18;
- Kayak Kollege, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 8;
- Paddle and Pinot, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8;
- Shooting Star Perseids Paddle, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12;
- Summer Send-off Paddle, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
Similar courses are also being offered at McKinley Woods-Kerry Sheridan Grove in Channahon, Monee Reservoir in Monee Township and Rock Run Rookery Preserve in Joliet.
To register for a class or event, go to www.reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/event-calendar/. For more information on the Forest Preserve District of Will County, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.
A community survey in which Will County residents are being asked about health in their towns and neighborhoods is being conducted by the Will County MAPP Collaborative.
The anonymous survey is conducted every three years to “assess and address public health and community wide inequities, vulnerabilities and readiness to handle emerging public health threats and link individuals to essential public health services,” a news release said.
Surveys are available in English and Spanish and take about 15 minutes to complete. To access, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/MQYJHP9.