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Latest News

  1. Spring Egg-Stravaganza Mar. 31 Ages 2-5
  2. Application for 12th Annual Officer David White Scholarship Now Available
  3. Public Invited to March 8 Open House to Discuss 2018 Master Plan Updates
  4. District 203 Middle School Students Present Soil Research to Naperville Officials
  5. Park District Ice Skating Areas to Close by Feb. 15
  6. ParkTalk Podcast Launches Feb. 9 with 2018 State of the Park District Series
  7. Park District 2018 Winter Weather Cancellation Information
  8. March 1 Public Meeting to Kick Off Master Plan for Southwest Community Park
  9. Free Income Tax Assistance for Seniors Begins Feb. 7
  10. 2018 Naperville Table Tennis Tournament Winners
  11. Park District Announces 2018 “Your Concert, Your Park, Your Choice” Winners
  12. Park Board Adopts 2018 Budget
  13. Naperville Park District to Host Job Fair on Feb. 24
  14. Fort Hill Fitness Now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
  15. Naperville Table Tennis Tournament Set for Sat. Jan. 27
  16. Naperville Residents Invited to Vote for 2018 Summer Concert Locations, Music Styles
  17. Fort Hill Activity Center Wins Top Honors
  18. Park District Preschool Information Nights Offered Jan. 11 and 18
  19. Naperville Park District Releases New, Mobile-Friendly Website
  20. Sled and Snowboard Hills Open with First Snow
  21. Draft of Proposed 2018 Budget
  22. Magical Starlight Theatre Presents “The Little Mermaid”
  23. Nature Discovery Days Offer Free Winter Fun and Learning
  24. Winter Weather Cancellation Information
  25. Naperville Park District Recognized for Excellence in Arts
  26. Naperville Park District Receives 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award
  27. Holiday Lights Recycling at 3 Locations
  28. Protect and Enjoy the River Wildlife
  29. Naperville Senior Amateur Golf Championship Results
  30. Community Invited to Celebrate Four Playground Reopenings Sept. 12-Oct. 3

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Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives while building a fun and dynamic career? Consider the Naperville Park District! It takes all kinds of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the Naperville community. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, staying active, having fun and encouraging others to do the same, then check out our part-time and full-time career opportunities.


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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