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Park District Welcomes New Commissioner at May 9 Meeting

New commissioner Josh McBroom takes oath with incumbents Rich Janor and Marie Todd

The Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners welcomed new commissioner Josh McBroom and recognized outgoing commissioner Jim Ensign at their May 9 meeting at the Naperville Municipal Center.

Associate Circuit Court Judge Kavita Athanikar of the 18th Judicial Circuit of DuPage County attended the meeting to administer the oath of office to the incoming commissioners. Josh McBroom was sworn in to begin his four-year term on the Park Board. A 13-year resident of Naperville, McBroom brings to the board his enthusiasm for parks and recreation, a decade of volunteer experience, and a desire to give back to the community. Incumbents Rich Janor and Marie Todd also were sworn in to continue their service on the Park Board.  McBroom, Janor and Todd were elected to office in the April 2, 2019 consolidated election.

Former Commissioner Jim Ensign was recognized by President Mike Reilly for his contributions to the Board over the past four years.

Some of the highlights of the Park District’s accomplishments in the past four years include:

  • Remediation and restoration of Sportsman’s Park
  • Expansion of the disc golf course at Knoch Knolls Park from 9 to 18 holes
  • Construction of Fort Hill Activity Center
  • Opening the Riverwalk Café
  • Extending the DuPage River Trail through Knoch Knolls Park
  • Renovation of the range and practice areas at Springbrook Golf Course
  • Construction of the District’s first dedicated pickleball courts at Nike Sports Complex

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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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