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Sled and Snowboard Hills Open with First Snow

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Naperville Park District offers opportunities to enjoy winter sports at a number of locations throughout the community.  Sled Hills recently opened with the first snow, and will remain open when the ground is frozen with two or more inches of snow and when there is no visible grass. Please note that wooden sleds, metal-runner sleds, skis, toboggans or snowboards are not allowed on Naperville Park District sled hills. The District offers one location exclusively for snowboarding: Weigand Riverfront Park at 2436 S. Washington St (no sleds are allowed on this hill).  Additional information on sled hill locations and rules can be found on the Naperville Park District website at www.napervilleparks.org

The Riverwalk Café is scheduled to open for sledding at Rotary Hill this weekend during the afternoons, weather permitting, and will remain open until 6:30pm on Sunday, December 31st for the New Year’s Eve celebration at the Millennium Carillon.  The Riverwalk Café will maintain varying hours, depending on sledding conditions, throughout the winter season. The menu will include hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, soft drinks, chili, snacks, beer and wine. 

Skating areas can open only after a period of extreme cold.  The recent cold has allowed the park district to begin the ice making process, however, the opening of community ice rinks will take additional time due to damage that was caused by patrons accessing the ice prior to the rinks being open.  Skaters are reminded to not use ice rinks before they are opened by the park district.   To check the status of ice rinks residents may access the District’s Rainout Line in five different ways:

  • Call the Rainout Line number at 630-883-4242
  • Visit www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations or go to our website and click on the Weather Cancellations & Closures tab
  • Opt in to receive email updates
  • Opt in to receive text updates
  • Download the free Rainout line smart phone app or view the information on the Naperville Park District app

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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.

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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.

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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.

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