Serving the community of Batavia for more than 50 years, the Batavia Park District manages nearly 400 acres at 40 different sites throughout the city. The most centrally located park, the Batavia Riverwalk, is a gathering place for the community with over 50 annual special events. It’s a place where the public can listen to a free concert, attend a festival, participate in a chili cook-off, host a wedding, take a paddle boat ride or just enjoy the beauty of the Fox River.
Across from the Riverwalk is the Depot Museum, a park district site that is dedicated to the preservation of Batavia’s history. It is located next to the Fox River Trail, a 43 mile system of bike paths along both sides of the scenic river for biking, hiking and cross-country skiing.
In addition to neighborhood parks, the district maintains Hall Quarry Beach, a skateboard park, the Bark Park, 10 tennis courts, 13 ball fields, 13 basketball courts, an outdoor seasonal skating rink and a disc golf course.
With a commitment to “provide fun, safe, and innovative open space and recreational opportunities that enrich the lives of residents” the park district offers nearly 2,000 programs each year to 94,000 participants. The district also boasts over 8,000 logged hours from a dedicated pool of volunteers, saving the district more than $75,000 annually.
The Batavia Park District proves that a successful parks system builds civic pride and has a positive impact on the community.
For more information, visit www.BataviaParks.org.