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Bring home some nature with our Nature Discovery Kits!

Our new Nature Discovery Kits are available for 2021!

Don't miss out on January's take home kitFoxes are Cool! - available through January 30.

Foxes are Cool! Kit includes:

  • Information on our local fox species
  • Four (4) fox coloring/activity sheets
  • Supplies for four (4) fox masks
  • Materials and instructions for a hide-and-seek fox game
  • Fox Book list
  • Items not included: crayons or markers, tape, flashlights
  • Materials for four (4) additional fox masks available for an extra fee ($6).
  • Available for pick-up: January 16, 23, & 30.
    • Please note: An email confirmation will be sent when your kit is ready to pick up.
    • Pick up inside the nature center on Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. (If the nature center is closed an alternative pick-up location will be offered)
    • Curbside pick up available

$14 per resident family; $21 per non-resident family 

Purchase Foxes are Cool Kit Now


Don't miss out on February's take home kit Valentine's Day Craft Kit - available for pick up January 23 - February 13!

Valentine's Day Craft Kit includes:

  • Information on animal hearts plus a heart scavenger hunt game
  • Four (4) heart and animal themed coloring/activity sheets
  • Supplies and instructions for three (3) crafts plus 3 gift tags
    • Lovebug
    • Tree Cookie Necklace
    • Heart-shaped Bird Feeder
  • Nature Craft & Activity Book list
  • Items not included: Donut-shaped cereal, markers, scissors, rubber stamps/ink pads (optional), tape, if needed
  • Materials for four (4) additional crafts (2 Lovebugs, 1 Heart-shaped Bird Feeder & 1 Tree Cookie Necklaces) available for an extra fee ($7).
  • Available for pick-up: January 23, 30 & February 6, 13.
    • Please note: An email confirmation will be sent when your kit is ready to pick up.
    • Pick up inside the nature center on Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. (If the nature center is closed an alternative pick-up location will be offered)

$14 per resident family; $21 per non-resident family 

Purchase the Valentine's Day Kit Now

 

Other Kits for Purchase:
Spring is Here
 

 


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To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact
Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

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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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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