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Naperville Park District 2020 Capital Projects Open House Set for August 8

As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2020. A community open house will be held on Thursday, August 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Naperville Municipal Center located at 400 S. Eagle Street. The open house will take place immediately before the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

Everyone is welcome to attend the open house at any time during the 90-minute event; there will not be a formal presentation. However, please note that the following park meadow projects will be discussed from 5:30-6:30 p.m.:

  • Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Avenue
  • Brighton Ridge Park, 775 Torrington Drive
  • Redfield Commons, 1324 Redfield Road  
  • Springbrook Parkway, 2359 Nottingham Lane
  • Stanford Meadows, 1991 Stanford Drive
  • Wil-O-Way Commons, 1071 W. Jefferson Avenue

Additionally, the following pond improvement projects will be discussed from 6:30-7:00 p.m.:

  • Brook Crossings, 1015 95th Street – Pond dredging
  • Clow Creek Greenway, 4588 Pradel Drive – Shoreline restoration
  • Summerfield Lake Park, 2003 Skylane Drive – Shoreline restoration

The remaining 2020 capital projects involving park amenities including playgrounds and a basketball court will be available for discussion from 5:30-7:00 p.m.:

  • Brighton Ridge Park, 775 Torrington Drive – Playground renovation
  • Brush Hill Park, 203 N. Whispering Hills Road – Playground renovation
  • Frontier Sports Complex (east side), 3415 Book Road – Playground renovation
  • Walnut Ridge Park, 2304 Keim Road– Basketball court renovation

Additionally, presentation boards will be displayed featuring the following ongoing projects:

Park District staff will be on hand to answer questions about any of the above projects. Please note that detailed designs for the 2020 projects have not yet been developed; this is an opportunity for the community to provide input prior to the design phase. Those who are interested but unable to attend are invited to view the sites and descriptions online beginning August 9 at and submit comments by August 19 to Director of Planning Eric Shutes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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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.

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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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