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Park District to Host Free Concert on June 27 at Meadow Glens Park as Planned

Six months ago, Naperville Park District planned the 2021 locations of the Concerts in Your Park series that brings family-friendly music to neighborhoods across the community on six Sunday evenings in the summer. Coincidentally, the June 27 concert was scheduled for Meadow Glens Park, situated in neighborhood that was devastated by the recent tornado. Thanks to the work of Naperville Park District staff, City of Naperville crews and community volunteers, access to the park via Wehrli Road and Muirhead Drive is now available and Naperville Park District is happy to announce that the concert will proceed as planned.

The June 27 concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and features Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band. Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, one of the Naperville Park District commissioners and Executive Director Ray McGury plan to speak briefly to express words of support as the neighborhood is beginning the long recovery from last Sunday’s violent storm. 

“I hope that this concert can provide something fun and positive for neighbors and their friends and family during this difficult time,” said Executive Director Ray McGury.

The concert is free and open to everyone. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of outdoor musical entertainment. Food trucks will be on site and may include Rose Street Eats, Jimmy Johns and Kona Ice. Meadow Glens Park is located at 1303 Muirhead Drive.

Those who would like to support residents who were impacted by last Sunday’s tornado may check updates on the City of Naperville’s web page at https://www.naperville.il.us/june-20-tornado-updates/.

In the event that the concert needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather on the evening of the event or because of significant rainfall, attendees should visit www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations or download the Rainout Line app to receive text alerts.

The remaining 2021 Concerts in Your Park schedule is as follows:

July 11 – Indie Kids Band at A. George Pradel Park, 4519 Pradel Dr.

July 18 – Spoken Four at Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.

July 25 – OMT at Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Rd.

Aug. 1 – Serendipity Band at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road


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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.

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