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August 18 Millennium Carillon Recital Dedicated to Chuck Seidel

The 2020 Tuesday evening Summer Recital Series at the Naperville Millennium Carillon will conclude with a concert on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. to honor former Naperville resident Chuck Seidel, who recently passed away. Former City Carillonneur Wylie Crawford and current City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will present the concert.

“Chuck was a founding member of the Millennium Carillon Foundation and the driving force behind the project,” said Tim Sleep. “He was the Carillon's strongest supporter and kept in touch every couple of weeks even after he retired and moved to Florida.  The concert will feature some of his favorite music, including ‘All Through The Night,’ ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow,’ and pieces by Bach, Strauss, and Joplin.”  

The hour long program will take place rain or shine, unless there is inclement weather, such as lightning or high winds. For weather cancellation information, check  

Prior to attending, guests are asked to review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for Outdoor Events.  Rotary Hill provides a large space for lawn seating. In addition, the music can be heard on the Riverwalk on both sides of the river and in the adjacent parks and parking lots. The concert will be livestreamed via Facebook Live on the Naperville Millennium Carillon Facebook page.


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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.

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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