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Park District Releases 2019 Budget Snapshot

Naperville residents who want an easy-to-read overview of their Park District’s finances, goals and accomplishments can read the newly released 2019 Budget Snapshot available online at Print copies also are available at Park District facilities. 

The Budget Snapshot includes the Naperville Park District’s mission, vision and values, a summary of growth and enhancements for the community since 2012, a graphic showing where tax dollars go, and a list of capital projects planned for 2019. The District’s complete 2019 budget document also is available online at

“Our financial reports are available for the public to read, and the Budget Snapshot helps make that information even more accessible,” said Executive Director Ray McGury.

The Park District recently learned that its more detailed annual financial reports once again have been recognized by the Government Financial Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting.

 The Naperville Park District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report received the Certificate for Achievement in Financial Reporting for the 2017 report and for reports each year since 1982. The District’s Annual Report also received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for 2017 and for each year since 2012.

“These financial reports reflect the District’s careful stewardship of tax dollars and strong financial position,” said McGury.

The Park District has maintained the top bond rating since it was upgraded from Aa1 to Aaa by Moody’s in 2008.

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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.

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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