Sportsman's Park

735 S. West St. • Naperville, IL 60540

Description


Sportsman's Park, a 27-acre property given to the City of Naperville in the Caroline Martin-Mitchell bequest, is a unique community amenity, including a trapshooting facility that is open two days per week and valuable green space for the public to enjoy just minutes from downtown Naperville.

Under a lease agreement with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District maintains and operates Sportsman's Park in collaboration with the Naperville Sportsman's Club. For information about the Naperville Sportsman's Club visit their website at www.napervillesportsmansclub.org In 2011, in cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District enrolled Sportsman's Park in a site remediation plan through the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The goal of the remediation was to obtain a No Further Remediation (NFR) letter from the IEPA for the site, allowing seven acres of the park to be open for public use. This area had been closed due to regulations associated with a previous National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in effect since 1998. Phases I and II of the site remediation plan were completed in 2013 and 2014.

In addition to remediating the site, the Naperville Park District initiated major park improvements at Sportsman's Park. This project was supported by a multi-year grant from the City of Naperville's Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) program.

Sportsman's Park improvements included ADA accessible walkways and shooting stations, energy efficient, low-spill sports lighting, ADA upgrades to the Sportsman's Clubhouse, a new pervious pavement parking lot to filter stormwater on site, an asphalt driveway, approximately one mile of new trails, natural area restoration and landscaping.

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Features


The trapshooting range at Sportsman's Park is open to the public and features a clubhouse and three lighted trap fields. Anyone who enjoys the sport of trapshooting is invited to come out and shoot. Year-round shooting hours are Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 6:00 p.m., with no sign-up taken after 4:00 p.m. The facility is located on West Street, just north of the Community Garden Plots and across from Knoch Park.

Fees for shooting are $10.75 for club members, $12.00 for residents, and $13.25 for nonresidents. The fee includes 25 clay targets and shotgun shells. Additional fees are posted on-site for Doubles and Target Only rounds. Sportsman's Park is a steel-shot-only range. Eye and ear protection is mandatory and shooters must provide their own shotguns and F.O.I.D. card.