Trailhead Project

Location: The project area includes a section of the Illinois Prairie Path located in front of the City Hall and Warrenville Public Library, generally between Batavia Road and Rockwell Street.

Project Overview: In 2016, the City of Warrenville authorized creation of the Trailhead Workgroup charged with the development of a conceptual plan for the Trailhead project.  The Workgroup consists of key stakeholders from the City Council, Plan Commission, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Warrenville Park District, Warrenville Library District, Illinois Prairie Path and DuPage County. In November 2018, the City Council approved the final Trailhead design plan. Key elements include:

  • Construction of a permanent bathroom facility with a covered picnic shelter area and a drinking fountain;
  • Re-grading and relocation of a section of the Prairie Path to the north to correct the steep slope and drainage issues;
  • Installation of a bike repair station, bike racks, and support components;
  • Improvements to the existing gazebo to make it ADA accessible;
  • Providing gathering space improvements necessary to accommodate community events;
  • Accommodation of interpretive signage; and
  • Installing landscape improvements and updating site furnishings.

Consultants: Engineering Resource and Associates and Hitchcock Design Group

 Current Status: 

  • Phase I Preliminary Engineering Design (June 2019 – June 2020)
  • Tree clearing, grading work, and path relocation (January – April 2020)

Next Steps: 

  • Preliminary Engineering submittal to IDOT - 2020
  • Final Engineering/Bid Preparation - 2021
  • Estimated Construction – Fall 2021

Contact: For more information contact Senior Planner Natalia Domovessova at 630-393-9050, ext. 3030

Refined Preliminary Concept Warrenville Trailhead plan