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Rocket League Announces its Spring Champions and a New Summer League

Naperville Park District offered for the first time an opportunity for players of all ages to participate in a 3 v 3  Rocket League competition this spring in partnership with GGLeagues, a recreational esports league based in Chicago.  Rocket League is a video soccer game held in a virtual stadium featuring rocket-powered cars playing in a challenging, fast-paced soccer contest with elements of a demolition derby. 

The free introductory session attracted many players and launched a successful first season providing fun and friendly competition during the stay-at-home order this spring. Playoffs took place on May 30. The Park District and GGLeagues are excited to announce the first ever Naperville Rocket League Champions. They are as follows:

  • Division A Champion: XBG, captain Kent Lullo;
                       Runner Up: STL, captain James Caddis
  • Division B Champion: Chubby Tubby, captain Charlie Madzinski;
                       Runner Up: The Moments, captain Nathan P
  • Division C1 Champion: Rage Mode, captain Markie Ruane
                         Runner Up: RAL Ballers, captain Logan Hoag
  • Division C2 Champion: BJJRGoated, captain Carrie Larson
                        Runner Up: The Foxes, captain Steve Hagino

The new summer Rocket League will begin June 24, with registration open through June 14. Players will be placed in one of three divisions, depending on skill, regardless of age:

Participants in the Park District league may form a team or register solo. Six weeks of play will conclude with playoffs in week seven and medals will be awarded to the division winners. The Rocket League games will take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. from June 24-August 5. Rocket League may be played on any platform including PS4, Xbox, PC or Nintendo Switch. Internet service is required to play against someone else. The cost per team for the summer league is $90. Registration links are as follows:

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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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