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2019 State of the Park District Podcast Now Available

Now in its second year, Naperville Park District’s ParkTalk podcast has released the “2019 State of the Park District” podcast series, available at . The audio show features interviews with Park Board President Mike Reilly, Executive Director Ray McGury and other staff leaders who provide insights into Park District projects, accomplishments and what’s new in 2019.

The State of the Park District podcast series is published in six episodes, beginning with an introduction by Park Board President Mike Reilly and Executive Director Ray McGury who discuss the theme of connecting the community. The podcast host, Sameera Luthman, Director of Marketing and Communications, interviews key Park District staff to share their first-hand knowledge of the following topics:

  • 2019 capital projects
  • The new golf master plan
  • Environmental sustainability in our parks
  • Growth of Fort Hill Activity Center programs and use
  • Pickleball as an emerging sport
  • Employment opportunities and staffing plans
  • New technology at the Park District
  • Community partnerships and the new programs and facilities they support

“We are happy to be able to use a podcast, which is accessible and low cost, to provide useful, timely information to our community,” said Executive Director Ray McGury.

ParkTalk podcast is available at, on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music. In addition to the State of the Park District series, ParkTalk podcast has published episodes on a variety of topics from emerging sports to senior activities and more.


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