Naperville Park District Reminds Everyone to “Share the Trails”
Monday, April 17, 2023
Spring is an ideal time to get outdoors and enjoy walking, running or bicycling on a trail. Naperville Park District provides more than 20 miles of multi-use, paved trails, some of which connect to regional trails in neighboring communities. Additionally, the District offers mulched, mowed, dirt and concrete trails within parks. With so many people using trails in different ways, the Park District wants to remind everyone of some simple practices to help provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all trail users. To help residents to "Share the Trails," the District has posted a summary of trail rules and etiquette at www.napervilleparks.org/trails.
Most of the asphalt trails maintained by the Park District are open to walkers, runners, bicyclists, skateboarders, scooter riders and inline skaters. Class 1 and Class 2 electric bikes, electric skateboards and electric scooters also are allowed on asphalt, multi-use trails. Please note that the Naperville Riverwalk only allows walkers and runners (including strollers and wheelchairs) and does not allow bikes, skateboards, scooters or other wheeled transportation vehicles.
From a safety perspective, trail users need to be aware of others and be ready to communicate with others as needed. For example, if a bicyclist approaches from behind, saying, "On your left," offer a wave or a quick verbal acknowledgement that it's safe to pass. Also, be aware that faster trail users yield to slower users; for example, bicyclists yield to runners, who yield to walkers.
Regional trail maps are available at www.napervilleparks.org/trails and residents can locate trails in specific parks by using the website's Parks and Facilities Search/Interactive Map. Search "trails" on the interactive map and find trail maps for each park that is listed in the trails search.