Bulldogs Unleashed
Get ready for the big reveal of all new Bulldogs Unleashed on June 10!
Bulldog in Batavia

Bulldogs Unleashed Reveal and Flag Day Ice Cream Social welcome summer at Peg Bond Center June 10th 

The public is invited to the JUNE 10th Reveal of Bulldogs Unleashed. The event will be held at 6:30 on Sunday June 10th, at the Batavia Riverwalk band shell (Peg Bond) 

The event will be held in conjunction with The Flag Day Ice Cream Social, which is a fundraiser for the Batavia Fireworks.

Activities start at 5PM  with entertainment from local groups, and then the Bulldogs Unleashed Reveal at 6:30-7:30.  The Batavia Community Band will perform at the band shell.  There will be ice cream and games for children.   We will have a table to sell Bulldog Unleashed t-shirts, 8" bulldogs, and tickets to the Sept. 15 auction.  

Batavia Community Band
Flag day poster


Expect Traffic Delays

 Batavia will be hosting the Batavia Triathlon, a swim-bike-run Sprint and Duathlon race beginning at the Quarry Beach and ending at the VFW on the east side bike path. 

The cycling portion of the competition will head out Wilson to Deerpath where final course determinations are being made dependent on the resurfacing project on Main Street. 

The event will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Be advised that there may be traffic stoppages, delays or redirection based on volume of competitors engaged in the race. It is high advised that residents allow extra time to travel within and across the community during the morning hours on Sunday, JU

The Batavia Park District is sponsoring the Batavia Triathlon’s Splash and Dash once again this year on Sunday, June 10.  The Splash and Dash is a fun youth event for ages 7-15 that combines running and swimming.  The focus is on participation rather than competition. The Splash and Dash event will expose youth participants to a USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport! For more details and to register, visit bataviatriathlon.org.

For more information on any of our upcoming events and programs please call us at 630-879-5235 or visit our website at www.bataviaparks.or

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Area 3 Construction ongoing

Morton Street continues to be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson to thru traffic.  Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street from Jefferson.  This closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 

The week of 5/29, storm sewer began in the cemetery.  The work is progressing to the west and is close to reaching the intersection of Morton Street & Rt. 31.  New storm sewer and water main will need to be installed on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue, requiring lane closures on Rt 31.  It is anticipated that Lane closure will occur on Rt. 31 starting week of June 11, reducing north and south to one lane in each direction.  Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays as they travel through the lane closures on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue.  For more information on the project go the project website: http://cityofbatavia.net/679/Area-3

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2018 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction – Giese Road \

The contractor, Performance Construction, has started replacing watermain portion of the work. Last week, the contractor performed mostly set-up work such as delivery of equipment, sawcutting pavement, and layout. Next week, pavement removal and Watermain replacement will continue on Giese Road.  Once the watermain replacement is completed, the main portion of storm sewer construction is expected to take place after NICOR and AT&T have relocated all of their conflicting utilities.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area but Giese Road will remain open for traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, there is potential that some material will be staged in the parkway of the north side of Giese Road.  Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays on Giese road due to construction activities.   

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Wildflower Walk at Fermilab

Batavia Environmental Commission and Fermilab Natural Areas are partnering to host a Wildflower Walk at Fermilab! The event will be held at 6:30 on Thursday, June 14,  2018.  We will meet in the Lederman Science Center parking lot.  We will take a wildflower walk through Fermilab's restored prairie and learn about the importance of native plants. Afterward, all are welcome to join the BEC and Fermilab employees at Fermilab's very own Frontier Pub! You can learn more about what both groups are doing and how you can be involved. We hope to see you there!

Important Note on Garbage Stickers & Refuse Collection

Batavia residents purchasing garbage stickers are advised that the City's refuse contract with Advanced Disposal will be expiring Saturday, June 30.  There will be a price decrease on July 1, so please plan accordingly.  For current information on refuse and recycling services, please visit the City’s website.  

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Batavia Residential Brush Collection

Batavia Residential Brush Collection
The next east side brush collection begins the week of Monday, June 11; the next west side brush collection begins the week of Monday, June 18.  Please be sure to have your brush out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week.  Residents are asked to store their brush outside the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  To view the 2018 schedule and learn more about the program, please click here.   If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 

Household Hazardous Waste Front Door Collection Service 

The City of Batavia is pleased to begin offering a new Household Hazardous Waste collection service to its residents. The City’s third-party provider, U.S. Ecology, will provide front door collection of many items that should not be placed in the regular weekly refuse collection.  For contact information and to learn about the items that will be accepted, please visit the City’s website

Blues and Roots

Water Street Studios Events & Opportunities 

Coming up at Water Street Studios.
Follow the links for more info! 

Friday, June 8th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Gallery Opening Reception for "The Art of the Blues" Exhibition Friday June 8

Featuring a wide variety of mediums from local and regional artists celebrating the theme of music and blues in coordination with the 3rd Annual Blues and Roots on Water St. Festival. (image: artwork by Lisa Youngdahl)  More info >>

Saturday, June 9th 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

2018 Blues & Roots on Water St. Music Festival

A one-day, two-stage, five-act, indoors, limited ticket, intimate festival, featuring some of the finest in Roots, Americana and Blues that the Chicago area has to offer! All proceeds go to support Water Street Studios and The Fox Valley Music Foundation. Tickets will sell out. Get them today! 

Thank you to our premiere sponsors: K. Hollis Jewelers, Drendel & Janson Law Group

Friday, June 22nd 6:00-9:00 p.m. 

Live Art Series Presents: Project Bound Dance

 Project Bound is a tri-focal modern dance collaboration aiming to foster community engagement, dance/technology experimentation, and socially conscious performance. Tickets >>

Thursday, June 21st 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fox Valley Pride Kick Off Event

Start Pride weekend in your own backyard! 

Join Creekwood Associates and Youth Outlook at Water Street Studios to enjoy small plates, drinks, and good company in a welcoming, vibrant gallery space. Small plates catered by Gaetano's Restaurant in Batavia. Must be 21+ to attend. Stay tuned for more LGBTQ+ partnership events. 
More info here >>

Breakfast Club
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