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Latest News

  1. Naperville Running Co. Helps Park District Keep Trail Open This Winter
  2. Support the Fee Assistance Program Dec. 13 at Panera on Rt. 59
  3. Young Naperville Singers Bring Songs to Santa House
  4. Filing Deadline for Park Board Election is Dec. 17
  5. Naperville Park District and KidsMatter to Co-Host Job Fair on Jan. 5
  6. Santa House Opens Friday, November 30
  7. Naperville Park District & the Y Co-Host 2018 Christmas Lunch
  8. 2018 Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney a Success, Despite Two Inches of Snow
  9. “Pennies for Pies” Drive Provides 120 Pies for Loaves & Fishes
  10. Naperville Park District Partners with Elgin Recycling to Recycle Holiday Lights
  11. Naperville Park District Police Invite Donations for 2018 Toys for Tots
  12. Naperville Park District Releases Draft of Proposed 2019 Budget
  13. Bagpipers mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI at Naperville’s Doughboy
  14. Naperville Park District Hours of Operation for Thanksgiving Weekend 2018
  15. Naperville Park District’s Janinne Baiardo Honored with Emily Town Memorial Inclusion Award
  16. 2018 Holiday Events Preview
  17. 2018 Pumpkin Smash a Success
  18. Naperville Park District Awarded Grant for Safety Device Invented by Staff
  19. Naperville Pumpkin Smash Nov. 3 at Ron Ory Community Garden Plots
  20. Artist in Park District Painting Group to Exhibit Piece at Morton Arboretum Nov. 2-4
  21. Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses to Host Turkey Shoot Tourney Nov. 17-18
  22. November Park Board Meeting Date Change
  23. Special November Recitals at the Millennium Carillon
  24. “Pennies for Pies” Drive to Benefit Loaves & Fishes
  25. Park District Holiday Volunteer Training Webinar Nov. 7
  26. Naperville Park District Receives Highest Bond Rating from Moody’s
  27. Ron Ory Community Garden Plot Gleaning Yields Bounty for Loaves & Fishes
  28. Naperville Households Invited to Join “Packets Up! Safety Challenge”
  29. Fort Hill Activity Center to Host First-Ever Zumba Dance Party Nov. 16
  30. Naperville Park District Receives Best Green Practices Award from Illinois Association of Park Districts

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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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