Sportsman’s Park, a 27-acre property given to the City of Naperville in the Caroline Martin-Mitchell bequest, is a unique community amenity, including a trapshooting facility that is open two days per week and valuable green space for the public to enjoy just minutes from downtown Naperville.
Under a lease agreement with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District maintains and operates Sportsman’s Park in collaboration with the Naperville Sportsman’s Club. For information about the Naperville Sportsman's Club visit their website at www.napervillesportsmansclub.org In 2011, in cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District enrolled Sportsman’s Park in a site remediation plan through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The goal of the remediation was to obtain a No Further Remediation (NFR) letter from the IEPA for the site, allowing seven acres of the park to be open for public use. This area had been closed due to regulations associated with a previous National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in effect since 1998. Phases I and II of the site remediation plan were completed in 2013 and 2014.
In addition to remediating the site, the Naperville Park District initiated major park improvements at Sportsman’s Park. This project was supported by a multi-year grant from the City of Naperville’s Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) program.
Sportsman’s Park improvements included ADA accessible walkways and shooting stations, energy efficient, low-spill sports lighting, ADA upgrades to the Sportsman’s Clubhouse, a new pervious pavement parking lot to filter stormwater on site, an asphalt driveway, approximately one mile of new trails, natural area restoration and landscaping.
Sportsman’s Park Trail
The Sportsman’s Park trail located inside the fenced area is closed on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons during trapshooting. The trail and park are open from sunrise to one hour past dusk on all other days.
Park and Trail Rules
Visit www.napervilleparks.org to view the General Use Ordinance.
- No motor vehicles on trails.
- No alcohol on park district property.
- All pets should be on a leash at all times.
- Pick up all excrement from your pet.
- Stay on the trails.
- Do not pick, damage, or remove any plant material.
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