ParkTalk Podcast
ParkTalk Blog
  • 630-848-5000
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Participation Guidelines. More information regarding the District’s response can be found here

Filing Deadline for Park Board Election is Dec. 17

Candidate nomination materials for the 2019 Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners election are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018. Three positions are open for Park Board in the Consolidated Election on April 2, 2019; newly elected commissioners will serve four-year terms.

Those who wish to run for a seat on the Board must be a Naperville Park District resident for at least one year prior to the election, and a qualified voter therein.

The official filing dates are Monday through Friday, December 10-14 and Monday, December 17, 2018. Candidate materials required for filing include a Statement of Candidacy, receipt from the County Clerk evidencing filing of a Statement of Economic Interests, and Non-Partisan Petition sheets with a minimum of 274 signatures (two percent of the ballots cast in the last Park District election). These may be dropped off at the Park District Administration Building, located at 320 W. Jackson Ave., between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Marie Todd, Rich Janor and Jim Ensign hold the three Park Board positions that will expire in April 2019. Bobby Carlsen, Bill Eagan, Mike King and Mike Reilly were elected in 2017 to serve through 2021.

Candidates are solely responsible for complying with all requirements of the law concerning their candidacy and are therefore encouraged to consult an attorney prior to circulating petitions and before filing for any office.

For more information, please contact Bridget Tuft at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3502.

Connect your business’s brand with a well-known and respected one like
the Naperville
Park District’s and reach a large, active and diverse audience.

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities
contact Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at
Please consider making a donation of any amount to our Fee Assistance Program.
Your contribution will help Naperville residents in need enjoy the benefits of recreation programs.

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.
© 2021 Naperville Park District