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Naperville Park District Memorial Day Hours and Beach Opening

Naperville Park District announces its Memorial Day Weekend operating hours for facilities and the opening of Centennial Beach for the season at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., May 25. Season memberships are on sale at a preseason discount through May 24 and include a weekday early entry benefit, a 10% discount at Centennial Grill, Member-Only Adult Float on holidays, coupons for Park District amenities and two guest passes.

Other Park District facilities will maintain the following operating schedule over the holiday weekend:

  • At the following locations, Park District customer service desks will be closed Sat.-Mon., May 25-27 however, the buildings will remain open for programs only:
  • Fort Hill Activity Center will operate with normal weekend hours May 25-26. On Monday, May 27, the Center will be open from 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., however, child care, group exercise classes and open gym will not be available.
  • Knoch Knolls Nature Center will be open with normal weekend hours May 25-26, but will be closed on Monday, May 27.

Please note: Centennial Beach, the Riverwalk Café, Paddleboat Quarry, Millennium Carillon, Sportsman’s Park Trapshooting Range, and Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses will operate with normal business hours. For more information on these facilities, please refer to the facilities’ web pages as follows:


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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.

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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