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Hopscotch in our Parks

Have you seen the colorful, new hopscotch boards on the sidewalks at a few locations at the Naperville Park District?  As of June 2021, you can find a hopscotch board at the 95th Street Community Plaza, Fort Hill Activity Center and Wolf’s Crossing Community Park.
Hopscotch at the 95th Street Community Plaza

Kids have been playing hopscotch for centuries, and who hasn’t drawn a hopscotch board with chalk? It’s one of those universal childhood games that has many variations and can be played with almost any small object, like a stone or bottle cap. This video gives a quick reminder of the rules, in case you may have forgotten.

According to a teacher’s blog, Play & Grow, playing hopscotch has lots of benefits for young children. Hopping on one foot challenges balance, coordination and cognitive development. The rule about not landing on a line helps children develop control of their bodies to move in space and then stop on demand. It’s a game that can be played alone or with others. When playing with others, it’s easy to take turns, the rules are simple, and the game can continue until everyone makes it up and back.

The fun, colorful hopscotch boards at the Park District were installed by Captivating Signs. The idea to locate these in our parks came from Stacey Fontechia, Sales and Sponsorship Manager, who had seen a hopscotch board in downtown Naperville several years ago. So far, kids and even adults have enjoyed playing the game.
Hopscotch at the entrance to Fort Hill Activity Center
There is room in the design to include a sponsor name and logo, and the Park District would like to place additional hopscotch boards in other locations, such as Knoch Knolls Nature Center, Centennial Beach, Nike Sports Complex, Frontier Park, Knoch Park and Commissioners Park. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Stacey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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