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Latest News

  1. Fresh Thyme June 8 Fundraiser to Benefit the Naperville Parks Foundation
  2. Naperville Dandelion Pull Wed., Jun. 5. 6-7:00 pm at Knoch Park
  3. Naperville Park District to Modify Outdoor Active Shooter Training for Staff
  4. Naperville Park District Memorial Day Hours and Beach Opening
  5. May 23 Park Board Meeting at Fort Hill Activity Center
  6. Naperville Park District to Offer Free Summer Events
  7. Park District Welcomes New Commissioner at May 9 Meeting
  8. Weather Impacting Naperville Park District Parks and Programs
  9. Naperville Park District’s 2019 Spring Tulip Bulb Sale Set for May 17
  10. Fort Hill Activity Center to Present “Exercise for Bone Health” on May 28
  11. 95th Street Community Plaza Groundbreaking Set for May 22
  12. Residents Reminded to Use Caution during Heavy Rains, Flooding Conditions
  13. Élan Dance Company Information Night May 8 and Auditions on June 4
  14. 2019 Earth Day Fair and Earth Week Event Updates
  15. Seniors Invited to Inaugural Art Showcase on May 15
  16. Park Board Renames New Park “Wolf's Crossing Community Park”
  17. Frontier Kite Fly Festival to Kick Off Summer on June 2
  18. Wonderful World of Wheels Set for May 6
  19. Centennial Beach Preparing for 2019 Season
  20. Summer Program Guide Delivery Begins April 24
  21. Wellness Series Exercise for Bone Health - Free to Fort Hill Fitness Members
  22. Fort Hill Activity Center to Present Cyber Safety for Youth on April 18
  23. Springbrook Golf Course to Host Junior Golfapalooza on April 20
  24. 2019 Naperville Battle of the Bands Entries Due April 23
  25. Special Needs Basketball Open Gyms Planned at Fort Hill Activity Center April 6 and May 4
  26. Naperville Park District to Conduct Seasonal Controlled Burns
  27. Welcome Spring with Special Events and Programs at the Naperville Park District
  28. Gary Foiles Cup Presented to Rugby Champion: Neuqua Wildcats Rugby
  29. Celebrate Earth Week Naperville April 22-28
  30. Jaycee Playground at the Riverwalk to be Renovated in Fall 2019

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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.

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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