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Latest News

  1. Air National Guard Band of the Midwest to Perform Free Concert July 1
  2. 2019 Earth Day Fair and Earth Week Event Updates
  3. Seniors Invited to Inaugural Art Showcase on May 15
  4. Park Board Renames New Park “Wolf's Crossing Community Park”
  5. Frontier Kite Fly Festival to Kick Off Summer on June 2
  6. Wonderful World of Wheels Set for May 6
  7. Centennial Beach Preparing for 2019 Season
  8. Summer Program Guide Delivery Begins April 24
  9. Fort Hill Activity Center to Present Cyber Safety for Youth on April 18
  10. Springbrook Golf Course to Host Junior Golfapalooza on April 20
  11. 2019 Naperville Battle of the Bands Entries Due April 23
  12. Special Needs Basketball Open Gyms Planned at Fort Hill Activity Center April 6 and May 4
  13. Naperville Park District to Conduct Seasonal Controlled Burns
  14. Welcome Spring with Special Events and Programs at the Naperville Park District
  15. Gary Foiles Cup Presented to Rugby Champion: Neuqua Wildcats Rugby
  16. Celebrate Earth Week Naperville April 22-28
  17. Jaycee Playground at the Riverwalk to be Renovated in Fall 2019
  18. Naperville Park District Awarded DuPage County Water Quality Grant
  19. Naperville Park District Cricket League Partners with Bolingbrook Premier League
  20. Park Meadow Project to Improve Small Drainage Areas in Nine Parks
  21. 95th Street Farmers Market Invites Vendors to Apply by March 1
  22. Applications Invited for the 13th Annual Officer David White Scholarship
  23. Spring Program Guide and Summer Camps Guide Delivery Begins Feb. 27
  24. Park District Releases 2019 Budget Snapshot
  25. Naperville Park District Awarded $400,000 OSLAD Grant for Southwest Community Park
  26. Knoch Knolls Nature Center to Host Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 18
  27. Park District Announces 2019 “Your Concert, Your Park, Your Choice” Winners
  28. Park District’s Jackie Gonzalez Receives Berousek Distinguished Alumni Award
  29. Resident Requests Renaming of Southwest Community Park
  30. 2019 State of the Park District Podcast Now Available

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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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