Business View Magazine | January 2020

316 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JANUARY 2020 Amenities such as state-of-the-art recreational facilities and programs, top-performing schools, a premier golf course, numerous festivals and events, and excellent outdoor recreation activities offer something for everyone. We continue to leverage these strategic advantages to recruit and support small businesses and bring new residents and visitors to town. We’re a very safe community and we have access to transportation - the rail line and several interstates. So, if you live here, you can work just about anywhere: Chicago, up in the northern and western suburbs, even further east. It’s a great place to live.” PREFERRED VENDOR n Lemont Quarries Adventure Park | 630-326-3301 Nestled on the banks of the famous Illinois and Michigan Canal, Lemont’s old quarries hold historical significance for both the town and the greater Chicagoland area alike. As a key driver of economic development in the mid-1800s, the quarries and the dolomite limestone they produced, cemented Lemont’s place in history. Fast-forward to 2020, and the quarries are beginning to play a momentous role in raising the profile of the town again thanks to the launch of The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park. Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is an innovative public/private partnership designed to exhilarate, educate, and entertain adventurers of all ages and abilities through outdoor recreation. Regardless of their ability or experience, everyone age 3 to 93 is sure to find activities that will get their heart racing, fill them with energy, and put a smile on their face. Lemont Quarries Adventure Park features the largest aerial adventure course, tallest climbing towers, and longest ziplines in the tri-state area. It also offers mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboat excursions that feed the appetite of adventure enthusiasts looking for unique challenges. There is even a designated kid’s activity zone that promises to bring to life the wildest imagination of every young adventurer. Aside from the physical challenges, the park also provides a community-focused space that celebrates the local natural environment and enables guests to pursue personal achievement while connecting with a passionate community of outdoor enthusiasts. People seeking an authentic yet accessible experience will find serene fishing spots as well as miles of running, biking, and walking trails that are free and open to the public. In addition to promoting an active outdoor lifestyle, the park offers opportunities for guests to engage in educational and entertaining activities through skills development programs, school field trips, environmental education programming, customizable team-building events, birthday parties, weddings, and more. Throughout the year, the park will also play host to a series of concerts, music & film festivals, and unique cultural and holiday-oriented events. As part of its unique private/public partnership with the village and township of Lemont, Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is committed to the restoration and preservation of the historic natural landscape found at the quarries. Our team is proud to support conservation and restoration efforts in the quarries so that future generations can enjoy and engage with its vibrant natural ecosystem. Lemont Abby - Kayaks