Monday on the Riverwalk

Posted: May 21, 2018 in Monday walk
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The west branch of the DuPage River runs through downtown Naperville, Illinois and next to it is a beautiful 1.75 miles of paths, fountains, bridges, statues, and more.  It’s the perfect place to stroll on a sunny spring day or to sit on a bench relaxing on your day off.  Take a walk with me.  It’s more fun with a friend.

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The river is surprisingly shallow, so sometimes you see ducks standing on the bottom.  But if we get enough rain, it can flood quickly.  Today it’s tranquil and lovely.

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These two had a lot to do with the creation of the Riverwalk.

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Let’s pick a bench and sit for awhile under the beautiful blossoms.  If you like, we can first get a coffee or tea to sip while we enjoy being outdoors on a perfect spring day.

© janet m. webb

  1. pommepal says:

    I love those statues they have lovely expressions

  2. Tish Farrell says:

    What a very lovely walk, Janet. Hats off to anyone who has a hand in creating such nurturing public spaces.

  3. dweezer19 says:

    So very lovely! Thanks for inviting us along…

  4. Beautiful walk, especially like the kids and the veteran’s memorial. 🙂

    • It’s a lovely walk and can get quite crowded on the weekends. But during the week and in the morning, it’s even nice because sometimes I can have a bit to myself, even though it’s in downtown Naperville. 🙂


  5. Janet, thanks for the tour.

  6. Dan Antion says:

    The river walk is beautiful. I like those statues, especially the first one.

  7. Debbie says:

    How lovely — thank you for letting me tag along! I had no idea this much beauty is so nearby!

    • Debbie, thanks so much for coming along. Today parts of the walk may flood as we’re getting lots of rain, but at least we had our walk when the weather was nice. 🙂


  8. marianallen says:

    I love all Riverwalks. Even my little town of Corydon has a … well, a creek walk, actually. I haven’t been on it, because already live in the country, but Imma hafta go when they finish the current section (ha-ha–current! creek!), maybe for the fall color.

    • A creek walk would be nice, too, Marian. I think green space is so important to have in urban or suburban areas and research bears me out. Of course, this area is well-off enough to provide these things, but the Chicago area is very good about having green space.


  9. obsidianmanatee says:

    Ive never been in the spring….the crabapples are beautiful and your photos are as well. 😀

    • Have you been to Naperville before? Spring is quite beautiful, although transient this year with all the rain. I think it makes me appreciate the beauty even more because it’s so fleeting.


      • obsidianmanatee says:

        Yes I live just outside Chicago so I’ve been to the river walk a few times in summer. Usually I focus on the Morton arboretum in the spring as both the daffodils and crabapples there are incredible.

      • Perhaps we could meet for a walk somewhere this summer if you’d like to. There are so many great places to go in this area.

      • obsidianmanatee says:

        That would be fun!

      • Good. Maybe we can look at a time in mid-June. Mondays are always good for me..

      • obsidianmanatee says:

        Ok…we could try for a Monday but you never know I might find a job by then, fingers crossed. I’ll try to find your contact page so I can email you directly.

      • You should be able to find my email address by clicking on my gravatar, I think. If not, let me know and we’ll figure it out. I hope you have a job by then as well and we’ll find a time and place no matter what.

      • I just sent you an email via your “contact” info on your web page, including my email address. 🙂 Easy, peasy.

      • obsidianmanatee says:

        Ok awesome

  10. Thank yo for taking me along on your Monday walk.
    The diversity of the photographs was perfect.

  11. nice photos, Janet. The last one is worthy of inclusion in the Chamber of Commerce archives.

  12. restlessjo says:

    Coffee please, Janet. I’ve just had wine. 🙂 🙂 So beautiful beneath these blossoms. Many thanks for the link.

  13. Joanne Sisco says:

    You chose a lovely day to take us for a walk. It’s the added details like the statues and the memorial that makes an outdoor space like this one really stand out 🙂

  14. Thanks for taking me along; it’s lovely! I’ll have a hot tea, and hopefully there’s a bench with the view of that last image so we can sit and enjoy those lovely trees in bloom, the warm sun, and some good conversation.

  15. joey says:

    I enjoyed that walk. Love the boy and girl on the bench. That’s lovely.