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Naperville Park District Upcoming Events and Meetings

Upcoming Events


January
19Sun., Jan. 19 @ 13:30 - 16:00 Magical Starlight Theater-The Wizard of Oz 
20Mon., Jan. 20 @ 10:00 - 15:00 FREE Nature Discovery Days: Swirling Snowflakes 
21Tue., Jan. 21 @ 8:30 - 17:00 Preschool Resident Registration Begins 
25Sat., Jan. 25 @ 18:00 - 19:30 Family Nature Night: Tracks in the Snow 
28Tue., Jan. 28 @ 8:30 - 17:00 Preschool Nonresident Registration Begins 
28Tue., Jan. 28 @ 12:00 - 17:00 Girls' Softbal Registration Begins 
31Fri., Jan. 31 @ 19:00 - 21:00 5th Grade TNT 

February
1Sat., Feb. 01 @ 11:00 - 14:00 FREE Nature Discovery Days: Winter Birds 
1Sat., Feb. 01 @ 18:30 - 20:00 Daddy/Daughter Winter Luau 
7Fri., Feb. 07 @ 18:30 - 19:30 American Girl Doll Valentine's Day 
7Fri., Feb. 07 @ 19:00 - 21:00 5th Grade TNT 
15Sat., Feb. 15 @ 11:00 - 14:00 FREE Nature Discovery Days: Winter Birds 
17Mon., Feb. 17 @ 10:00 - 15:00 FREE Great Backyard Bird Count & Winter Birds activities 
17Mon., Feb. 17 @ 10:00 - 15:00 FREE Great Backyard Bird Count 
21Fri., Feb. 21 @ 18:00 - 21:00 Kids' Night Out: Sweet Hearts 
21Fri., Feb. 21 @ 19:00 - 21:00 5th Grade TNT 
28Fri., Feb. 28 @ 10:00 - 11:30 FREE Adult Hike with a Naturalist 
29Sat., Feb. 29 @ 10:00 - 11:30 FREE Adult Hike with a Naturalist 

March
1Sun., Mar. 01 @ 13:00 - 14:00 FREE Pruning Landscape Plants Workshop 
6Fri., Mar. 06 @ 17:30 - 18:30 Magical Ice Cream Social 
7Sat., Mar. 07 @ 10:00 - 14:30 Scouting BSA-Weather Merit Badge 
8Sun., Mar. 08 @ 13:00 - 16:00 FREE Nature Discovery Days: Wild Weather 
13Fri., Mar. 13 @ 19:00 - 21:00 5th Grade TNT 
15Sun., Mar. 15 @ 13:00 - 14:00 FREE Residential Landscape Design Workshop 
22Sun., Mar. 22 @ 13:00 - 16:00 FREE Nature Discovery Days: Wild Weather 
29Sun., Mar. 29 @ 13:00 - 14:00 FREE Establishing and Maintaining Your Lawn Workshop 

Upcoming Meetings


January

February
13Thu., Feb. 13 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

March
12Thu., Mar. 12 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

April
9Thu., Apr. 09 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

May
14Thu., May. 14 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

June
11Thu., Jun. 11 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

July
9Thu., Jul. 09 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

August
13Thu., Aug. 13 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

September
10Thu., Sep. 10 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

October
8Thu., Oct. 08 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

November
12Thu., Nov. 12 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

December
10Thu., Dec. 10 @ 7:00 Board Meeting - City Hall 

Registration Dates


January
28Tue., Jan. 28 @ 12:00 Girls' Softball Resident Registration 
30Thu., Jan. 30 @ 12:00 Girls' Softball Nonresident Registration 

March
2Mon., Mar. 02 @ 8:30 Resident Spring Registration 
5Thu., Mar. 05 @ 8:30 Nonresident Spring Registration 
10Tue., Mar. 10 @ 12:00 Spring Baseball Registration 

April
27Mon., Apr. 27 @ 8:30 Resident Summer Registration 
30Thu., Apr. 30 @ 8:30 Nonresident Summer Registration 

Connect your business’s brand with a well-known and respected one like the Naperville Park District’s and reach a large, active and diverse audience.

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact
Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives while building a fun and dynamic career? Consider the Naperville Park District! It takes all kinds of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the Naperville community. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, staying active, having fun and encouraging others to do the same, then check out our part-time and full-time career opportunities.

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
 
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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