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Clark Island Recreation Area

Park Improvements to include
  • Skate park with Seating
  • Pump Track
  • Fishing Outcrop
  • Outdoor Fitness Court
  • Flex Fitness Area
  • Pollinator Garden
Funded in part by: Open Space Acquisition and Development Grant and National Fitness Campaign Grant
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clark island recreation area FAQ


How will the project be paid for?
  • Funded in part by and Open Space Acquisition and Development Grant and National Fitness Campaign Grant.
Will this project result in an increase to my property taxes?
  • No, since the project is being funded by the OSLAD grant, National Fitness Campaign Grant and the Park District's existing fund balances there is no need for a referendum or increase to the District's tax levy.
When will the project be completed?
  • Construction will begin in early Summer 2024 and be completed in mid Fall 2024.
What is a flex fitness area?
  • This area will allow for outdoor wellness classes to be held. Active groups of all profiles and ages can participate in classes in this area. Look in our Fall 2024 program guide for classes.
What is a fitness court?
  • The Fitness Court is designed to provide a full body workout in only seven minutes, all for free outdoors. Rotate through all seen zones: core, squat, push, lunge, pull, agility and bend for a circuit training workout. Use the free app to help in planning your full body workout.
Fitness court
More questions?
  • Contact Josh Wyant, Batavia Park District Director of Facilities & Trades at 630-406-5272 ext. 2031 or Joshw@bataviaparks.org.
Batavia Park District's upgrades at Clark Island includes outdoor fitness court

May 23, Batavia, IL - Exciting upgrades are underway at Batavia's Clark Island Recreation Area that will bring new and unique recreation options for the community. Batavia Park District's planned upgrades include an outdoor fitness court with outdoor equipment and flex fitness area, pollinator garden, new fishing outcroppings, bike pump track and a new skate park with seating.

Batavia Park District developed a plan to add outdoor fitness options to Clark Island in response to its 2023 Community Needs Assessment. Residents requested more outdoor fitness options in a park created for all ages.

To meet that request, the park district is installing a National Fitness Campaign fitness court at Clark Island. With outdoor fitness equipment on one side and a padded surface on the other, residents will have options to attend park district fitness and yoga classes or use the equipment on their own free of charge.

The first phase of construction for this project has started at Clark Island with removal of playground equipment that was scheduled for this year. The park district partners with Kids Around the World, a nonprofit that refurbishes the equipment and ships it to overseas communities in need to be installed and enjoyed by children in countries across the world.

The new fitness court will occupy the north side of the park. The new pump track will be south of the skate park. Construction of the project will be completed in early fall.

The Clark Island redevelopment plan will be funded in part by a $600,000 Open Space Land Acquisition grant from Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Park District's capital development budget, along with a grant from National Fitness Campaign

Anticipated construction schedule

Early Summer 2024 to Mid Fall 2024
Middle May 2024 - Playground removal
Construction started - early summer 2024
Removal of playground structure and donation to Kids Around the World.
Playground RemovalTruck

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