Hobson West Ponds

1047 S. West Street
Naperville, IL


  • Fishing
  • Park
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Ponds
  • Trails



All state fishing regulations apply; individuals between ages 16-65 need a valid fishing license, (15 and under do not need a license) which can be purchased through Illinois Department of Natural Resources or at local retail outlets. Naperville Park District’s rules for fishing can be found in Section 2.19 of Ordinance 641. Fishing is also available on the banks of the DuPage River. Want to learn more about fishing at Naperville Park District parks? Read our "Let's Go Fishing" blog.


Mowed trails provide a quiet and scenic walk through the natural areas. View or download a map here. Find more information about Park District trails here.

Upcoming Improvements/Construction

Hobson West Ponds Restoration Project

The first phase of woody invasive removal took place in summer of 2022, and phase 2 is scheduled for winter.  Staff will clear remaining buckthorn, white mulberry, honeysuckle, white poplar, and pear trees throughout the natural area, with a focus around the north pond. Learn more

Hobson West Ponds Project Map