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May Watts Park


804 S. Whispering Hills Drive
Naperville, IL
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Youth softball field
Small multi use field
Sled hill


Park Improvement Updates:

The May Watts Park Trail is now complete and residents are welcome to use the trail.

For more information regarding distance of the new trail, click here.

Additional project background is detailed below:

UPDATE (7/14/2014)

The Park District converted a section of the newly constructed May Watts Park trail from limestone screenings to concrete.  This trail section sits in a low-lying area that is prone to long periods of standing water after rain events and had experienced excessive erosion.  Converting the trail section to concrete will eliminate constant maintenance and provide a better experience for trail users.  Click here for the most recently updated trail layout.


Following the August 11, 2011 Open House and subsequent September 13, 2011 meeting specific to the May Watts Park proposed trail, the Park District contacted nearby HOA representatives to further discuss options. As previously identified, a Focus Group was formed comprised of the HOA reps and residents from adjacent neighborhoods to consider the input received to date and begin exploring and developing concepts.

On June 20, 2012, staff provided a trail proposal update and recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Committee as a follow up to the two Public Open House events and four Focus Group meetings. Additionally, residents relayed their thoughts relating to the trail proposal at the committee meeting. During the meeting staff noted the recommendation and layout design involving an eight (8) foot wide limestone trail is consistent with the consensus reached with stakeholders on March 13, 2012. You may view the recommended trail layout for May Watts Park by clicking here.


As a result of the trail proposal discussion with the Parks and Recreation Committee, the committee directed staff to commission an engineer to conduct a feasibility study based on the recommended layout, which was completed in 2012. The study identified that the design and layout of the limestone trail as proposed by the focus group and area stakeholders is feasible for May Watts Park.  The Park District is currently developing construction and permit drawings with the intent to begin construction in summer 2013. 


If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Eric Shutes, Director of Planning, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 630-848-5014. 

Please review a Frequently Asked Questions document developed after the September 13, 2011 public meeting along with subsequent Focus Group Meetings and Summaries:

November 15, 2011 - Meeting #1
January 18, 2012 - Meeting #2
February 8, 2012 - Meeting #3
March 13, 2012 - Meeting #4




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