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Naperville Park District 2022 Capital Projects Virtual Open House

As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2022. This year, project information and park maps are available online at under 2022 Capital Projects. Residents are encouraged to view the projects and submit comments and questions via email to the project manager associated with each project. The comment period continues until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11.

Please note that detailed designs for most of the 2022 projects have not yet been developed; this is an opportunity for the community to provide input prior to the design phase.

The list of proposed capital projects for 2022 is as follows:

  • A. George Pradel Park, 4519 Pradel Drive – Playground renovation
  • Bailey Hobson Woods Park, 1184 Hobson Mill Drive – Pond dredging and shoreline restoration
  • Brighton Ridge Park, 775 Torrington Drive – Park meadow installation
  • Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Avenue – Skate facility renovation
  • Central Park, 104 E. Benton Avenue – Playground renovation
  • Clow Creek Greenway, 4588 Pradel Drive – Shoreline restoration
  • Eagle Park, 724 Bakewell Lane - Playground renovation
  • Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road – Parking lot renovation, ballfield and site drainage improvements
  • Heatherstone Park, 3536 Fairmont Avenue – Basketball court renovation
  • Heritage Place Park, 147 N. Columbia Street – Playground development
  • Kendall Park, 84 W. 5th Avenue – Playground renovation
  • Naper Commons Park (address not yet known) – Playground development
  • Tall Grass Lakes, 3320 Rollingridge Road – Playground renovation
  • Wil-O-Way Park, 1408 W. Jefferson Avenue – Basketball court renovation

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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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