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Board Names New Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex “95th Street Community Plaza”

At the April 9, 2020 board meeting, the Naperville Park District board of commissioners approved Resolution 20-02 to name the new plaza under construction at Frontier Sports Complex the “95th Street Community Plaza.” 

This project is creating a new recreational space at Frontier Sports Complex that will connect to the 95th Street Library, Neuqua Valley High School and the Birkett Freshman Center. Features included in the two-acre project include the Wagner Family Pavilion—a performance pavilion overlooking an area for lawn seating and recreational activities—a storybook playground, the District’s first splash pad, native plant restoration along the pond shoreline, seating areas, shade canopies, connecting walkways, and restrooms.

First envisioned by the 95th Street Library Manager Karen Dunford and then designed in collaboration with Hitchcock Design Group and organizational stakeholders based on community input, the project will provide a beautiful outdoor gathering place for a wide range of activities for those of all ages and abilities.

The $3.6 million project is being funded, in part, by cash-in-lieu fees and a donation from Pulte Homes in collaboration with the Wagner family.

Construction is planned to be complete this summer, with a grand opening event to be scheduled once community health guidelines allow.


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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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