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Naperville Park District Releases 2020 Budget Snapshot

District recognized for excellence in financial reporting

 

Naperville Park District recently released the 2020 Budget Snapshot—an easy-to-read overview of the District’s finances. This colorful document highlights 2019 accomplishments and 2020 goals in just 4 pages and is available online at https://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport and in print at District facilities.

The District’s complete 2020 budget document and past budget documents also are available online at https://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport for anyone who would like to see more detailed financial information. Additionally, the public may view the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Statements at https://www.napervilleparks.org/about/finances/cafrbudgettreasurersreport.

The District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report received the Certificate for Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 2018 report and has received this award for reports each year since 1982. The Certificate of Achievement program includes review by independent finance professionals. According to the GFOA’s website, thhe certificate is given to governments that “go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.”


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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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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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