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95th Street Farmers Market and A Night at the Movies Return for 2019

The Naperville Park District is bringing back two events that were new in 2018:  the 95th Street Farmers Market, opening Thursday, June 6 and A Night at the Movies, beginning Friday, June 7.

After a successful first season in 2018, Naperville Park District and the 95th Street Library are partnering again to host the 95th Street Farmers Market, presented by FBC Remodel. The Market will be held on Thursdays from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the 95th Street Library, located at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive in Naperville. The Market opens June 6 and continues through September 26. Please note that the Market will not be held on Thursday, July 4.

In addition to locally grown fruits and vegetables, other food items for sale include baked goods, olive oil, sauces, guacamole, pecans, organic meat, eggs, jam, honey and snacks. Nonfood items include flowers, plants, dishes, signs, pillows, soap, skincare products, candles and cutting boards.

“We are pleased to welcome new vendors and delighted that many of our 2018 vendors are returning,” said Andrea Coates, superintendent of recreation for the Park District. “Each business offers something unique and the vendors are more than happy to answer questions and explain more about their products.”

The Park District is highlighting vendor stories in its ParkTalk Blog this summer. For example, read about Windy Acres Farm at https://www.napervilleparks.org/news/parktalkblog/95th-street-farmers-market-vendor-story-windy-acres-farm.

Also returning after its 2018 debut is A Night at the Movies, a series of family-friendly movies in the park, with the location alternating between Rotary Hill and Frontier Sports Complex.  Movies will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. for all dates except September 13, which will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Movies, dates and locations are as follows:

  • June 7 – “Christopher Robin” – Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.
  • July 12 – “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” – Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.
  • July 26 – “Incredibles 2” – Frontier Sports Complex, east side, 3415 Book Rd.
  • August 9 – “Ant-Man and the Wasp” – Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.
  • September 13 – “Mary Poppins Returns” – Frontier Sports Complex, east side, 3415 Book Rd.

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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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