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Latest News

  1. Naperville Park District Hours of Operation for Thanksgiving Weekend 2018
  2. Naperville Park District’s Janinne Baiardo Honored with Emily Town Memorial Inclusion Award
  3. 2018 Holiday Events Preview
  4. 2018 Pumpkin Smash a Success
  5. Naperville Park District Awarded Grant for Safety Device Invented by Staff
  6. Naperville Pumpkin Smash Nov. 3 at Ron Ory Community Garden Plots
  7. Artist in Park District Painting Group to Exhibit Piece at Morton Arboretum Nov. 2-4
  8. Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses to Host Turkey Shoot Tourney Nov. 17-18
  9. November Park Board Meeting Date Change
  10. Special November Recitals at the Millennium Carillon
  11. “Pennies for Pies” Drive to Benefit Loaves & Fishes
  12. Park District Holiday Volunteer Training Webinar Nov. 7
  13. Naperville Park District Receives Highest Bond Rating from Moody’s
  14. Ron Ory Community Garden Plot Gleaning Yields Bounty for Loaves & Fishes
  15. Naperville Households Invited to Join “Packets Up! Safety Challenge”
  16. Fort Hill Activity Center to Host First-Ever Zumba Dance Party Nov. 16
  17. Naperville Park District Receives Best Green Practices Award from Illinois Association of Park Districts
  18. Élan Dance Company to Perform at the Fox Valley Dance Showcase on Nov. 10-11 and at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair Nov. 18
  19. Halloween Weekend at the Naperville Park District
  20. Pumpkin Smash Event to Compost Jack-O-Lanterns Nov. 3
  21. Adults and Youth Invited to Audition Oct. 27-28 for “Tarzan”
  22. Recreational Drone Flying Now Available at Brush Hill Park
  23. Ghost Stories in the Park…in the Dark to Feature Local Talent Oct. 5-7
  24. Park District Offers Kids’ Activities for School Days Off
  25. Volunteers to Plant Pollinator Garden on Sept. 29
  26. Illinois Arts Council Grant to Support Performing Arts at Naperville Park District
  27. Opening Celebration for Pickleball Courts at Nike Sports Complex Sept. 22
  28. Petition Packets Available Sept.14 for Naperville Park District Board Election
  29. Condolences to the Pradel family after the passing of Naperville Mayor Emeritus George Pradel
  30. Sept. 27 Park Board Meeting Cancelled

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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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