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Naperville Park District Cricket League Partners with Bolingbrook Premier League

Registration now underway for the 2019 season

Naperville Park District announces a partnership with Bolingbrook Premier League, which will manage the District’s adult cricket league, beginning with the 2019 season. Bolingbrook Premier League was the first premier cricket league in the Chicago area, is a member of USA Cricket and offers umpires certified by the International Cricket Council.

“We are making this change to offer our teams the best possible cricket experience,” explained Program Manager Brock Atwell. “Teams will benefit from the cricket expertise of the Bolingbrook Premier League.”

Naperville Park District’s adult cricket league began in 2007 as one of the first in-house park district leagues in the country.

Online registration at is now underway for the Naperville Park District’s adult cricket league for teams only; interested individuals may add their name to an interest list for team managers who may be seeking additional players. Teams play matches on Saturdays and Sundays at Commissioners Park, located at 3704 111th St., in a 30-overs format from May 4 through September 29. And, in line with newer traditions, teams will wear colored uniforms and use white balls.


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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.

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