A grand opening celebration for the new fitness field at the Frontier Sports Complex will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 16.
The new equipment, 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, according to a press release. . The event will also include giveaways while supplies last.
Part of a nationwide initiative launched by the National Fitness Campaign, the “Fitness Court allows users to leverage their own body weight to get a complete workout outdoors.” the statement said. “There are approximately 250 fitness courts installed nationwide, each of which is free to the public, adaptable to all fitness levels, and works with a fitness court app.”
The cost of equipment and setup was funded, in part, by a $25,000 grant from the National Fitness Campaign in partnership with the Illinois Park and Recreation Association and $50,000 in title sponsorship of Midwest Orthopedics in Rush, according to the release.
Other sponsors include StretchLab Naperville West, F3 Naperville, and law firm Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is offering a series of kayaking programs for beginners and advanced paddlers this year at Whalon Lake Forest Preserve in Naperville.
All necessary items, including paddles, boats and personal flotation devices, will be provided by the district, according to a news release. Only one program requires participants to bring their own boats.
Anyone new to the sport is recommended to take the instruction course, known as Kayak Kollege, according to the statement.
Whalon Lake programs include:
- Kayak Kollege, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18;
- Paddle and campfire, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18;
- Kayak Kollege, 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 8;
- Paddle and Pinot, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 8;
- Shooting Star Perseids Paddle, 7-9 p.m. Friday, August 12;
- Summer paddle, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 27.
Similar courses are also 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 Will County Forest Preserve District, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.
A community survey in which Will County residents are asked about health in their cities and neighborhoods is being conducted by the Will County MAPP Collaboration.
The anonymous survey is conducted every three years to “assess and address public health and community-wide inequalities, vulnerabilities, and readiness to address emerging public health threats and connect individuals to essential public health services,” a press release read.
Surveys are available in English and Spanish and take approximately 15 minutes to complete. To access it, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/MQYJHP9.