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Latest News

  1. Naperville Park District Awarded DuPage County Water Quality Grant
  2. Naperville Park District Cricket League Partners with Bolingbrook Premier League
  3. Park Meadow Project to Improve Small Drainage Areas in Nine Parks
  4. 95th Street Farmers Market Invites Vendors to Apply by March 1
  5. Applications Invited for the 13th Annual Officer David White Scholarship
  6. Spring Program Guide and Summer Camps Guide Delivery Begins Feb. 27
  7. Park District Releases 2019 Budget Snapshot
  8. Naperville Park District Awarded $400,000 OSLAD Grant for Southwest Community Park
  9. Knoch Knolls Nature Center to Host Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 18
  10. Park District Announces 2019 “Your Concert, Your Park, Your Choice” Winners
  11. Park District’s Jackie Gonzalez Receives Berousek Distinguished Alumni Award
  12. Resident Requests Renaming of Southwest Community Park
  13. 2019 State of the Park District Podcast Now Available
  14. 2019 Naperville Table Tennis Tournament Winners Announced
  15. Park District Closings Due to Severe Weather
  16. Free Income Tax Assistance for Seniors Begins Feb. 4
  17. Naperville Park District Winter Weather Program Cancellation & Facility Closure Procedure
  18. Park District Centennial and Nike Skating Areas Open; Others to Follow, Weather Permitting
  19. Naperville Residents Invited to Vote for 2019 Summer Concert Locations, Music Styles
  20. Knoch Knolls Nature Center Announces New Resources for Teachers
  21. January 2019 Park Board Meeting Schedule Reminder
  22. Naperville Table Tennis Tournament Set for Sat. Jan. 26
  23. Donate Children’s Items on Martin Luther King Day at Fort Hill Activity Center
  24. Ring in the New Year at the Millennium Carillon
  25. Santa House Raffle Winner Announced
  26. Sharko's Restaurant Fundraiser Jan. 17 from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  27. Magical Starlight Theatre to Present “Tarzan the Stage Musical”
  28. Naperville Park District Hours of Operation for the 2018-19 Winter Holidays
  29. American Cleaning Institute Recognizes Naperville, IL for Championing Packets UP! Challenge
  30. Naperville Park District Adopts 2019 Budget

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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.
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