Naperville Playground Reopens

One Naperville neighborhood got an all-new playground.

The ribbon was cut and the kids ran free at Walnut Ridge Park in celebration of the park’s reopening.

The park has been closed for a few months as it underwent renovations, which involved construction of entirely new play equipment.

The park now features structures for both two to give year olds and five to 12 year olds, including swings, a mini truck, a rope-climbing wall, an eight-foot zip slide, and a wobble sphere.

“The site is unique in that it’s on a nice corner near lots of homes and in the middle of a neighborhood so it’s a great location for kids in the park to meet,” said Jessica Burgdorf, Project Manager with the Naperville Park District.

The park also features amenities for parents, including a larger picnic shelter and new benches overlooking the basketball court.

The renovations were done as the park just turned 15 years old – the average lifespan of playground equipment.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.

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