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Naperville Park District Adopts 2020 Budget

At their December 12, 2019 meeting, the Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners voted to adopt the 2020 Budget and appropriation ordinance.   A draft budget was posted on the District’s website for a 30-day public review period.

The approved budget reflects the District’s commitment to providing excellent parks, facilities and programs at a great value for the community while maintaining fiscal stewardship.

The 2020 budget will support capital projects that help the District develop, expand and take care of parks and facilities to serve the community. A major project that began in 2019 and will be completed in 2020 is the development of Wolf’s Crossing Community Park in the southwest area of the city. A second initiative planned to be completed in 2020 is the 95th Street Community Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex, just south of the 95th Street Library.  In partnership with School District 203 the Park District will continue a multi-year project to redevelop the athletic fields at Knoch Park. The 2020 operations budget will support the District’s commitment to continuous improvement, including a plan to attract and retain both seasonal and full time staff in a competitive labor market. The District also will develop a plan to address community indoor space needs, now that Fort Hill Activity Center has reached capacity in key program areas and cannot be built out further.


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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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To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
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