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Latest News

  1. Chuck Papanos Named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club of Naperville
  2. 2018 Summer Event Preview
  3. Two Naperville Park District Staff Members Graduate from Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute
  4. Three Month Summer Fitness Memberships at Fort Hill Fitness
  5. Seven Finalists to Compete in the Naperville Battle of the Bands on May 11
  6. Naperville Dandelion Pull May 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  7. Resident Feedback on Draft Southwest Community Park Plan Invited
  8. IT Director Omar Sandoval Receives "4 Under 40 Achievement Award"
  9. Register for Spring & Summer Outdoor Fitness Classes
  10. Road Rally 2018 Results
  11. Donated Spikeball Sets Ready for Play at Park District Summer Camps
  12. Country Lakes Park Play Day Set for May 12
  13. Élan Dance Company to Present Showcase at Pfeiffer Hall on April 20
  14. Fort Hill Activity Center Shred Event April 21
  15. DuPage County and SCARCE Recognize Naperville Park District for Sustainability
  16. Wonderful World of Wheels to be Held on May 7
  17. Battle of the Bands Entries Due April 24
  18. 2018 Summer Program Guide Delivery Begins April 25
  19. Park District Recognizes Program Manager Gary Foiles for 35+ Years of Service
  20. Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses to Open March 15
  21. Spring Controlled Burns
  22. Park Board Approves New Strategic Plan and Mission Statement
  23. Spring Egg-Stravaganza Mar. 31 Ages 2-5
  24. Application for 12th Annual Officer David White Scholarship Now Available
  25. Public Invited to March 8 Open House to Discuss 2018 Master Plan Updates
  26. District 203 Middle School Students Present Soil Research to Naperville Officials
  27. Spring Program Guide and Summer Camps Guide Delivery Begins Feb. 28
  28. Park District Ice Skating Areas to Close by Feb. 15
  29. ParkTalk Podcast Launches Feb. 9 with 2018 State of the Park District Series
  30. Park District 2018 Winter Weather Cancellation Information

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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, Promote Positive Human Interactions
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