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Winter Outdoor Activities - Winter 2021

Naperville Park District staff has set up the outdoor ice skating rinks for the 2020-21 winter season, however, the final step depends on nature to provide the extended period of cold temperatures needed for the ice to form a good skating surface. Typically, the ice skating season runs from December 15 to February 15 if weather conditions allow.

For the 2020-21 season, the following ice rinks will be lighted and open until 10:00 p.m.:

  • Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Avenue (Hockey and broomball play is allowed only at the two boarded rinks at Centennial Park.  A third rink at Centennial Park is for free skating only.)
  • Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Road
  • Wolf's Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf's Crossing Road

The following ice rinks are not lighted and close at dusk:

  • Meadow Glens 1303 Muirhead Avenue
  • Gartner Park 524 W. Gartner Road

Residents may check the status and location of Park District outdoor skating areas at www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations.

Naperville Park District also maintains sled hills which are open if the ground is frozen with two or more inches of snow and no visible grass. In addition to Rotary Hill (located at 443 Aurora Ave.), which is lighted and remains open until 9:00 p.m. on weeknights and until 10:00 p.m. on weekends, the following hills are located in neighborhood parks and close at dusk:

  • Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Avenue
  • Brook Crossings, 1015 95th Street
  • Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Road
  • Gartner Park, 524 W Gartner Road
  • May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Drive

The newly constructed sled hill at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park remains closed for 2020-21 to protect the turf until it grows in.

 


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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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