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Park District’s Summer Outdoor Events Begin June 1

Naperville residents and visitors are invited to enjoy free outdoor events this summer, hosted by Naperville Park District in partnership with local sponsors, vendors and other community organizations.

A Night at the Movies – Friday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m. at Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave. This event kicks off the summer with “The Parent Trap.”  Future movies and dates are “National Treasure” on June 30, “Finding Nemo” on July 14 (at Frontier Sports Complex), “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on Aug. 4 and “Monsters, Inc.” on Sept. 22.    

Live acoustic music at the Café – Saturday, June 2 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the patio at the Riverwalk Café, 441 Aurora Ave., featuring Andrew Huber. Guests may enjoy live acoustic music on the patio on Saturday evenings this summer, weather permitting. Several local artists will perform on most Saturdays during June, July and August.

Frontier Kite Fly Festival – Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Dr. Presented by Naperville Moms Network, the Kite Festival offers fun for all ages and a rare opportunity to view gigantic kites flown by kite enthusiasts from Chicago Kite. Participants also can practice flying their own kites and get how-to-fly tips from the experts. Free entertainment will feature the Neuqua Valley High School Steel Band, Battle of the Bands 3rd place band, The Boys, Miss Jamie from the Farm, and more.

Tuesday Evening Summer Recital Series – Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. at the Naperville Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave. Carillonneurs from Naperville and around the world will perform, while audiences are invited to picnic on the lawn at Rotary Hill and enjoy the free music. Recitals continue weekly through Aug. 21.

95th Street Farmers Market – Thursday, June 7, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the 95th Street Library parking lot, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Naperville Park District and the 95th Street Library are partnering to offer a new farmers market with locally grown produce, baked goods, jams and other items. The market continues weekly through Sept. 27.

Concerts in Your Park – Sunday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. at Queensbury Greens, 1520 Brookdale Rd.
This opening concert features the Midwest Dueling Pianos and kicks off a series of six events, each at a different park throughout the community. Concert dates are June 24 and July 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment – Tuesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m. at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court, featuring Todd Downing. Five additional performances alternate between the Riverwalk and Frontier Sports Complex, bring a variety of talented local children’s entertainers and are scheduled for June 19, June 26, and July 10, 17 and 24.



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Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives while building a fun and dynamic career? Consider the Naperville Park District! It takes all kinds of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the Naperville community. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, staying active, having fun and encouraging others to do the same, then check out our part-time and full-time career opportunities.


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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