Experience shopping, dining, and fun recreational activities in a refreshingly, natural way - in Downtown Lisle!
The 2016 Downtown Lisle Business and Activity Guideincludes sample itineraries, information about shops, restaurants, and recreational activities, an illustrated guide to PrairieWalk Pond, and beautiful pictures of Lisle in every season.
The downtown is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly retail and restaurant district that features a prairie style streetscape inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Extensive planting beds filled with beautiful flowers and grasses make for an enjoyable shopping/dining experience.
Mature trees provide welcome shade in the downtown area and multiple seating areas create a relaxing garden like setting for downtown visitors.
Focal Point of Downtown Lisle
The focal point of the downtown is the striking nature-themed fountain located at the entrance to the Garden Walk on the west side of Main Street.
The unique fountain was inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright “Falling Waters” development. Water cascades over massive stone slabs and flows over the fountain's eternity edges, while turtles, cranes, and frogs spout streams of water to create an interactive experience. It's the perfect place to refresh after shopping/dining or touring PrairieWalk Pond.
The downtown is home to a variety of unique businesses offering quality products and services. Examples include Creme de la Crème Gifts & Accessories, Tina's Closet and B Gunther. The dining options are just as varied and feature independently owned establishments serving delicious meals such as Rayme's Steak & SeaFood House, Yerbabuena Mexican Cuisine and Evviva! Bar & Eatery. For more options, review the 2016 Restaurant & Catering Guide.
On Saturdays in May through October, the colorful, open-air French Market is filled with a variety of vendors offering fresh produce and baked goods, artisans crafts and lively conversation.
PrairieWalk Pond: Natural Gateway to Downtown Lisle
PrairieWalk Pond, a 4.5 acre recreational area adjacent to Main Street, serves as the western gateway into the downtown. The site features lighted walking trails surrounding a 2-acre pond, dramatic colored fountains, a preserved wetland, gazebo, scenic overlooks, and beautiful native landscaping.
Dragonfly Landing, a creative children's play area within PrairieWalk Pond, includes a nature themed playground, splash pad and shelter with a green roof.
Downtown Lisle is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy! Come experience it for yourself.