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Girls’ Spring Softball Registration Begins January 28

New, earlier registration dates for 2020

The Naperville Park District’s spring softball program for girls in grades 3-9 is opening registration for the 2020 season earlier this year to allow participants more time to plan ahead. Registration for Naperville Park District residents begins Tuesday, January 28 at noon and nonresident registration on Thursday, January 30 at noon. Softball teams will begin practice the week of April 13-May 1 and games will be scheduled from May 4 to the end of June, weather permitting.

Volunteer coaches and assistant coaches are needed for each team, and parents are encouraged to fill these roles, with online resources and an introductory coaches meeting provided.

“We have many parents who enjoy coaching their daughter’s team,” said Program Manager Fred Gusel. “Volunteering as an assistant coach is a great way to start.”

Times and practice locations for teams at each grade level can be found in the Winter Program Guide at and online registration will be available at Registration for girls’ and co-ed Coach Pitch, T-Ball and Machine Pitch baseball programs will take place in March following the February 26 release of the Spring Program Guide. Girls softball registration will continue until the program begins as long as openings remain and girls’ softball registration information will be included in the Spring Program Guide.


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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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