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Latest News

  1. Mosquito Traps in Area Parks Initially Test Positive for West Nile Virus
  2. Naperville Flower and Garden Show Saturday, August 18
  3. 2018 Naperville Junior Tennis Tournament Winners Announced
  4. 2018 Junior Tour de Naperville Set for August 11 at Commissioners Park
  5. Park District 2018 Autumn Program Guide Delivery Begins Aug. 1
  6. Centennial Beach Triathlon Athlete Brian Dickhut to Compete in World Championships
  7. OMT to “Rock the Hill” on August 3
  8. Naperville Plays: Free Event at Knoch Knolls Nature Center July 14
  9. 2019 Capital Projects Open House Set for July 26
  10. Rx for Nature Festival Set for Aug. 12 at Knoch Knolls Nature Center
  11. Park District Designates Drone Flying Area at Brush Hill Park
  12. Park Police and Naperville Police Co-Host July 27 Lunch at Texas Roadhouse to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois
  13. Park District July 4th Holiday Hours
  14. Boccia Nationals Coming to Fort Hill Activity Center June 28-July 1
  15. Park District Introduces Flag Football League for Boys and Girls
  16. Draft of 2018 Master Plan Now Available Online for Public Review
  17. 12th Annual Officer David White Scholarship Awarded to Samuel Wehrli
  18. All-Clear Issued in Centennial Beach Incident
  19. Naperville Park District Board Elects Officers for 2018-2019
  20. Park District’s Spring Programs, Facilities Impacted by Extreme Rain
  21. E-Bike Adventure Opens at DuPage River Sports Complex
  22. Park District’s Summer Outdoor Events Begin June 1
  23. Community Invited to Celebrate Five Playground Reopenings June 12-July 17
  24. Restaurant Fundraisers Planned for Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program
  25. 2018 Memorial Day Weekend Facility Operating Schedule
  26. Naperville Parks Offers New 311 Parks Service for Residents to Report Park Maintenance Needs
  27. Joyce Ln Wins the 2018 Naperville Battle of the Bands
  28. Southwest Community Park Draft Master Plan Update
  29. Élan Dance Company Auditions to be Held May 22; Summer Performances Planned
  30. Spring Tulip Bulb Sale Set for May 18

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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, Promote Positive Human Interactions
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