Plainfield, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago and south of Naperville, has a population of 39,581 residents. The Village is close to several interstates and state highways and has experienced a lot of growth since the 1990s when there were under 5,000 residents.
Plainfield has plans to develop a riverfront park along the DuPage River downtown. The riverfront would encompass approximately two miles of the river between Route 59 and Renwick Road. The Plan focuses on the riverfront corridor to create a unique, innovative, and environmentally-sensitive asset that will add to the quality of life for residents, will contribute to additional economic development in the Downtown, and will be a focal point and source of pride for the Plainfield Community.