Naperville Park District, which hoped to open Centennial Beach in time for Father’s Day weekend, has announced the beach now will remain closed all summer.
Officials said the decision came after the DuPage County Health Department informed the district on Monday that it will not issue a permit for Centennial Beach operations during Phase 3 of the governor’s Restore Illinois Plan. Swimming facility guidance has not been issued by public health officials for Phase 4.
Park officials say their records indicate this is the first time Centennial Beach has not been able to operate for an entire season. The beach and swimming facility regularly attract more than 100,000 visitors — along with others from a variety of swim-related programs — and employs roughly 200 part-time staff members.
Picture Source: Courtesy Naperville Park District