Known as “Will County’s Oldest Community,” Plainfield boasts a rich history and a thriving downtown that has the distinction of being on the National Register of Historic Places.
Complete with picturesque landscaping and beautifully restored buildings, Downtown Plainfield offers ample shopping, dining and entertainment. The area is also used for several events throughout the year, such as Plainfield Fest and Harvest 5K. Meanwhile, the community’s annual summer concert series and movies in the park are held at Settlers’ Park, which features an amphitheater, a lake, picnic shelter, playground and walking trails.
The Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve offers residents and visitors the chance to see five species of birds during peak breeding seasons. The area comes equipped with guided tours, viewing scopes and the Lake Renwick Bikeway, which is open all year.
Plainfield offers convenient access to I-55, which heads into downtown Chicago, as well as a number of highways.
Students are primarily served by Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202.