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Midday Spray Returns to Rotary Hill June 14

Midday Spray returns for its second summer at Rotary Hill, located at 443 Aurora Ave. beginning the week of June 14 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This free event features a large sprinkler that kids can run through to cool off on hot summer days. Families can enjoy a picnic on the lawn or grab a bite to eat at the nearby Riverwalk Café, visit with friends and relax.

 “The Park District first launched this event last year when Centennial Beach was closed due to COVID-19,” explained Executive Director Ray McGury. “Staff was able to set up the sprinkler on Rotary Hill to give kids a safe and fun way to enjoy the water, be active outdoors and play with their friends after weeks spent at home. We are grateful to our sponsors who supported this event last year and those who are doing so in 2021.”

Midday Spray will run most weeks this summer except for the week of June 28-July 2, the week of July 5-9, and the week of August 2-6.

Sponsors include Eagan and Company (June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16 and July 19-23), Naperville Professional Firefighters (July 26-30), The Branch (August 9-13), Davey Tree (August 16-20) and RJM Strategy Group (August 23-27).

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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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