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2021 Summer Program Guide Available Online Beginning April 28

The Naperville Park District’s 2021 Summer Program Guide will be available April 28 in digital form only at The summer edition includes virtual programs as well as in-person programs that will operate within guidelines relative to COVID-19. Also featured in the Summer Program Guide are the District’s free summer special events, such as Concerts in Your Park, and information about destinations including Centennial Beach, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, and Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses. The Guide includes ideas for family fun and discovery close to home; look for the “Park It in Naperville” logo as a reminder of fun activities to try, such as the new challenge course at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park.

New programs for summer include Outdoor Game Time for seniors, Virtual French and Italian lessons for youth, TRX for participants with Parkinson’s, Nature Art Camp and Parent/Child Summer Kick-Off Night, to name a few.

Resident online registration for summer programs begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3 and nonresident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6. Registration for Summer Camps, which began earlier this year during the spring registration process is ongoing, with details available in the Summer Camps Guide at

Fall youth soccer registration begins at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 18 for girls, on Wednesday, May 19 for boys, and on Thursday, May 20 for nonresidents.


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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.

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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