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Friday Night Acoustics Coming to 95th St. Community Plaza Sept. 25

Naperville Park District is bringing a new event to the 95th Street Plaza, extending the outdoor concert season to offer another free performance for the community. The Friday Night Acoustics  event will kick off with live, acoustic music by the Salted Coffee Band from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25.

The band will play from the new Wagner Family Pavilion overlooking a spacious lawn. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the concert under the stars. The band’s large repertoire of songs and styles will appeal to a wide audience.

Prior to attending, guests are asked to review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for Outdoor Events. For weather cancellation information, visit napervilleparks.org/cancellations.

Event sponsors include Visit Naperville, Keller Williams-Team Miller, and FBC Remodeling.

The 95th Street Community Plaza is the Park District’s newest park development, dedicated July 16, 2020.  Featuring a storybook themed playground, the District’s first splash pad, and Wagner Pavilion, the Plaza provides something for all ages and is an ideal location for artistic events like Friday Night Acoustics. The Plaza is located at 3109 Cedar Glade Drive, just south of the 95th Street Library on the north side of Frontier Sports Complex.


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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.

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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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We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
 
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To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
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Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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