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Paddleboat Quarry

Enjoy some paddleboat, paddleboard or kayak fun on the water at the Paddleboat Quarry, located along the Naperville Riverwalk from spring through fall, weather-permitting.


The Paddleboat Quarry is closed for the season. See you next year!

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Up to four people can ride a paddleboat

$12 for 20 minutes
$17 for 40 minutes

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult


$10 for 20 minutes
$15 for 40 minutes

Persons 13 years of age and up may operate a kayak or paddleboard. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the wavier.


One-person kayak rental:
$10 for 20 minutes
$15 for 40 minutes

Two-person kayak rental:
$15 for 20 minutes
$22 for 40 minutes

Fee includes brief instruction, kayak, paddle and personal floatation device.

Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign a waiver on their behalf. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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Paddleboat Quarry Location

The Paddleboat Quarry is located along the Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill and the Riverwalk Café. You can see all of the fun activity taking place at the quarry from Eagle Street.
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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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