WHO WE ARE:
Push For the Path is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, that was created to raise funds to build a 2.72 mile multi-use path on Kennedy Road from Route 47 to Mill Road in Yorkville, Illinois. Push For the Path is comprised of an all volunteer Board of Directors and Committee Members. All contributions are tax deductible. All funds raised will be used for the Kennedy Road Multi-Use Path.
The Kennedy Road Project is a $1.7 million project
- The United City of Yorkville has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the State of IL to fund the project; this is 80% of the total cost.
- The Yorkville aldermen voted to accept this grant from the state on the condition that the City’s 20% portion of the cost, which is $357,000, be privately raised.
- The City of Yorkville could further reduce the City’s share to $220,000 through the application of a second grant prior to the time of construction if the grant program is taking applications at that time.
Push For the Path will be raising $220,000 to $357,000 to meet the shortfall of the grants. (Click Here ITEP Grant Cash Flow Spreadsheet)
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Path will have 1,791 homes that directly connect to it
- The Path will create a “Yorkville Path” by linking than 12 miles of safe, connected, multi-use path throughout the city
- The Path will be an asphalt path of 2.72 miles long, 10 feet wide, and 5-17 feet removed from the road
- The Path will be the largest private non-developer funded multi-use path project in the Yorkville’s history
- The Path will provide a pedestrian crossing over the Burlington Northern – Santa Fe (BNSF) rail crossing on Kennedy Road
- The Path will connect to the 39 mile Fox River Trailwhich:
- continues another 25 miles to the Wisconsin border
- connects to the scenic 61 mile Illinois Prairie Path
- connects to downtown Oswego, Aurora, and Batavia along the Fox River Trail
- connects to the 9 mile Virgil Gilman Trail
- The Path will connect the residents of Yorkville to:
- the Park-N-Ride in Oswego (at Mill/Orchard), thereby enhancing regional transportation opportunities
- Grande Reserve and Autumn Creek Elementary Schools
- Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
- Numerous public parks, playgrounds, and ball fields
- Downtown Yorkville, Town Square Park, Riverfront Park, the Farmer’s Market, and many community events including Music Under the Stars
- United City of Yorkville’s Rec Center
- Commercial Areas along Route 34 & 47, including shopping and dining
News / Media
- Yorkville trail has special meaning for family of woman killed while biking
- ‘Big moment’ coming for Yorkville biking/walking path along Kennedy Road
- Kendall County Board Gives $50,000 to Yorkville for Construction of Kennedy Rd. Bike Path
- Funding coming together for Yorkville path project
- Residents raise $100,000 to help fund planned Yorkville bike path
P.O. Box 705
Yorkville, IL 60560