Mission, Vision, Core Values


We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.


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

  • Promote community health and wellness
  • Help build healthy lifestyles and encourage a reduction in obesity
  • Promote year-round physical fitness

Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability

  • Promote natural resource management
  • Promote sustainability initiatives

Community Enrichment

  • Provide co-sponsored family special events
  • Promote cultural diversity and creativity
  • Promote community involvement

Public Safety

  • Meet or exceed public safety standards
  • Collaborate with other units of government to promote public safety


  • Promote connectivity of recreational paths or trails
  • Provide accessible parks, facilities and programs

Personal Growth and Enrichment

  • Promote personal creativity
  • Promote the development of life skills
  • Promote Positive Human Interactions

The Naperville Park District's mission, vision and core values help guide everything we do, from prioritizing capital projects to providing programs and services for our community.