Contact: Sameera Luthman, Director of Marketing & Communications, sluthman@napervilleparks.org, 630-848-3570

Nancy Thompson, Marketing Assistant, nthompson@napervilleparks.org, 630-848-5022

Date: January 12, 2011

-Park District News and Notes-

For Registration Information, visit us at www.napervilleparks.org. You also may call the Naperville Park District at 630-848-5000 or stop by the Park District's Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Avenue. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:00 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Registration is also conducted at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center located at 305 W. Jackson Avenue and at the South Maintenance Facility located at 3415 Book Road in south Naperville. Office hours for registration at the ARRCC are 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Office hours for the South Maintenance Facility are available at www.napervilleparks.org. Pre-registration for programs is required unless otherwise noted.

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New ice skating rink now open at Commissioners Park in south Naperville Naperville Park District now has 3 locations for ice skating, weather permitting The Naperville Park District's newest outdoor skating rink is now open for ice skating, weather permitting. The Park District's skating rinks are dependent on a period of cold temperatures to maintain the ice. For information on current conditions and locations of skating rinks and other outdoor winter recreation facilities, visit www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000.

The new, lighted ice skating rink is located at Commissioners Park, 3704 111th Street in south Naperville. The District's two other outdoor free skating rinks are located at Gartner Park at 524 Gartner Road and at the Riverwalk near Centennial Beach. Hockey is allowed only at the two designated hockey rinks at the Riverwalk. The rinks at Gartner Park, Commissioners Park and one of the skating areas at the Riverwalk/Centennial Beach are for free skating only. Hockey play is allowed only at the two hockey rinks at the Riverwalk/Centennial Beach location.

Ice skating at the Commissioners Park rink is available during daylight hours and until 10:00 p.m. Lights may be turned off before 10:00 p.m. due to low attendance. The three rinks at the Riverwalk also are lighted until 10:00 p.m. The Gartner rink closes at dusk.

Naperville Park District offers sled hills for winter fun The Naperville Park District invites the community dust off their sleds and snowboards and come out to enjoy winter sports and activities at several neighborhood and community parks throughout the city. The Park District operates several sled hills, a snowboarding hill and ice skating and hockey rinks. The complete list of winter outdoor facilities can be found at www.napervilleparks.org. It's important to note that these facilities are dependent upon snow and/or a period of extreme cold in order to operate.

Sled Hills are open when the ground is frozen with two or more inches of snow and when there is no visible grass. Please note that wooden sleds, metal-runner sleds, skis, toboggans or snowboards are not allowed on Naperville Park District sled hills. The District offers one location exclusively for snowboarding: Weigand Riverfront Park at 2436 S. Washington St (no sleds are allowed on this hill).

The following sled hills are located in community parks or neighborhood parks. They have no concessions and close one hour after sunset, except Rotary Hill, which is open daily until 10:00 p.m.

• Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave. • Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St. • Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Rd. • Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Rd. • May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr. • Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill, 441 Aurora Ave.

For current information regarding conditions at these locations, please visit our home page at www.napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-5000.

Holiday Light Recycling Drive Have your holiday lights lost their twinkle? Don't pitch them, recycle them at five Naperville Park District locations through February 1, 2011:

- South Maintenance Facility, 3415 Book Rd., Mon.-Fri., 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - Central Shop (behind the Barn), 421 W. Martin Ave., Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (lower level), 305 W. Jackson Ave., Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd St., Mon.-Sun., 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.* - Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th St./Hassert Blvd., Plainfield, Tues.-Sat., 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.*

*Please note that both golf courses will be closed from Dec. 23, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011.

The following types of holiday lights will be accepted for recycling: - Mini lights - C7 lights - C9 lights - Rope lights - LED lights - Extension cords

All colors and lengths will be accepted. Lights will be picked up and recycled by Elgin Recycling.