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Golf Courses, Tennis Courts and Pickleball Courts to Open May 1 with Restrictions

With new state guidelines in place for the opening of golf courses and some outdoor facilities, Naperville Park District will open Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Course on Friday, May 1 along with tennis and pickleball courts. The Ron Ory Community Garden Plots are scheduled to open Saturday, May 2.

Golf tee times must be reserved at and are being offered for up to one week in advance. Reservations opened on Monday, April 27 and were mostly sold out through May 4 by the end of the day.  Other restrictions include the following: 

  • Driving ranges and practice greens will remain closed.
  • Play will be in twosomes only, and tee times are 15 minutes apart.
  • No pull cart rental, but golfers can bring their own.
  •  Riding carts will be available for golfers with a physical disability or limitations that will not allow them to walk.
  • Tee times must be reserved before playing.  Walk up will not be allowed.

Golf staff will be available for questions at both Springbrook and Naperbrook.

Tennis and pickleball courts will open at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 1 with social distancing required as follows:

  •  Before and after play, players must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from all others.  The use of face masks is required for all doubles match play.
  • All spectators and players waiting for a court must remain outside of the fence until a court becomes available and social distancing procedures must be practiced at all times.   

Additionally, the Park District asks players and spectators to be vigilant in preventing the spread of germs by practicing good hygiene. If they or any members of their family become ill, they are asked to stay home and not participate in Park District programs or visit our facilities until they are well. In the event that these and the other applicable rules are not followed the Naperville Park District may close the facility.

Gardeners also will be required to observe social distancing practices such as maintaining a minimum distance of 6 feet from all others. For more details, visit

Please check for further updates about Naperville Park District programs and facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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