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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Participation Guidelines. More information regarding the District’s response can be found here

Park District’s Free Summer Events Begin July 7

Naperville Park District invites the community to enjoy three favorite summer outdoor events: Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment, beginning Tuesday, July 7, Concerts in Your Park, starting Sunday, July 12 and A Night at the Movies, beginning Friday, July 24.

“We are happy to announce dates and performers for these free, family-friendly events,” said Andrea Coates, superintendent of recreation. “We urge residents to review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for outdoor events found at prior to attending.”

Those planning to attend any of these events are asked to complete a self-assessment for symptoms of COVID-19 and refrain from attending if any symptoms are present. At the event, guests must maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet from people not in their household and wear a face covering if the minimum distance cannot be maintained. Other instructions are included in the Participation Guidelines.

 Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment, presented by Living Well Dental Group, features a variety of performers who engage children and entertain the whole family. Shows take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in several different locations. The schedule is as follows:

Miss Jamie from the Farm

Tuesday, July 7

Frontier Park, 3415 Book Rd.


Todd Downing

Tuesday, July 14

Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court


Circus Boy

Tuesday, July 21

95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive


(Performer TBD)

Tuesday, July 28

Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court


Scribble Monster

Tuesday, August 4

95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive


Super Stolie

Tuesday, August 11

Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court


Other sponsors of Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment include Visit Naperville, Aurelio’s Pizza, Sourcebooks and Texas Roadhouse. Food Sponsors are Kona Ice, John’s Rib House and Billy Bricks.

Concerts in Your Park is a Sunday evening music series that brings concerts to different parks throughout the city. These locations were selected by online voting in January 2020.  Concerts run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. These concerts are free events, thanks to the support of several sponsors, including Visit Naperville, Team Miller of Keller Williams Realty Infinity, Ted’s Montana Grill, FBC, Homewatch Caregivers and Renewal by Andersen. Food sponsors are John’s Rib House, Billy Bricks and Kona Ice. The concert schedule and locations are as follows:


A Night at the Movies is returning for its third season as a free, family-friendly movie series with varying times and locations. All 2020 shows will take place on Friday evenings, with July movies beginning at 8:30 p.m., August shows starting at 8:00 p.m. and the September show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Movie titles and locations are as follows:

Toy Story 4

Friday, July 24 at 8:30 pm

95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive


Frozen II

Friday, July 31 at 8:30 pm

Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Avenue



Friday, Aug. 21 at 8:00 pm

Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Avenue


Captain Marvel

Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 pm

95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive


Connect your business’s brand with a well-known and respected one like the Naperville Park District’s and reach a large, active and diverse audience.

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact
Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at


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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