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Naperville Park District Labor Day Weekend Hours of Operation and Closures

Labor Day weekend in downtown Naperville will look different this year, with the Last Fling event and parade cancelled and Centennial Beach closed as part of the community’s response to COVID-19. However, Naperville Park District offers opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors while following the recommended guidelines for social distancing. Prior to participating in any of the following activities, participants are asked to review the guidelines posted at https://www.napervilleparks.org/news/coronavirusinformation/participationguidelinesprogramsandfacilities.

The Paddleboat Quarry (435 Aurora Avenue) will be open daily from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday-Monday, September 5-7, weather permitting. Rentals are available on site on a first-come, first-served basis for up to four people in a paddleboat, one person on a paddleboard, or for a one-person or two-person kayak. The Paddleboat Quarry is located along the Naperville Riverwalk near Rotary Hill and the Riverwalk Café.

While tours of the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower (443 Aurora Avenue) have been suspended this year, several free Carillon concerts are planned for Labor Day weekend. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music on Rotary Hill or listen on either side of the Riverwalk. The concert schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, September 5 at 12:00 p.m. – Carillonneur Sue Bergren
  • Saturday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. – Pops Concert with City Carillonneur Tim Sleep. The theme is “Name that Tune II.” The audience is invited to guess the titles, which will be posted on the Carillon Facebook page following the concert.
  • Sunday, September 6 at 4:00 p.m. – Carillonneur Jim Brown

Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses (2220 W. 83rd St. and 22204 W. 111th St.) will operate with regular weekend hours. Visit golfnaperville.org to reserve a tee time or for course and practice range hours and information.

Sportsman’s Trapshooting Range (735 S. West Street) will be open with regular operating hours on Thursday, September 3 and Sunday, September 6.

Fort Hill Activity Center (20 Fort Hill Drive) will be open to fitness and indoor track members only Saturday, September 5 from 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 6 from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Monday (Labor Day), September 7 from 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Knoch Knolls Nature Center (320 Knoch Knolls Road) will be open Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Center will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and on Monday (Labor Day), September 7.

95th Street Center (2244 W. 95th Street) and Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (305 W. Jackson Avenue) will be closed September 5-7 except for program use.


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Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

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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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