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Take a Photo Tour of the New 95th Street Community Plaza

The 95th Street Community Plaza is open! Everyone is welcome to visit this wonderful new place, located next to the 95th Street Library on the north end of Frontier Sports Complex at 3109 Cedar Glade Drive. Here’s a preview of what you will see.
 
Storybook themed playground 
Wander through the playground and let your imagination be inspired by the play pieces recalling favorite books, such as Moby Dick, and other characters, settings and themes in children’s literature. Or let children make up their own stories about the colorful pieces as they explore them. 
 
This unique net climber will challenge older kids and sits at the edge of the playground on the way toward the more modern-themed splash pad.

Splash pad and restroom building
Naperville Park District’s first splash pad is the perfect place to cool off, play and have fun. The splash pad is open daily from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Please note that as of summer 2020 a maximum of 50 persons are allowed in the splash pad area at one time and visitors are asked to follow the social distancing guidelines posted at the site.
 
Moms, dads and grandparents can relax in the shade as children play in the water.
 
There is additional shaded seating along the paths overlooking the pond. Native plants grow along its shoreline, and new landscaping adds beauty throughout the plaza. Plaza visitors can continue walking or biking from the plaza along connecting paths through Frontier Sports Complex, which in turn, connect to regional trails.
 
Wagner Family Pavilion, made possible by a donation from Pulte Homes in collaboration with the Wagner family, will host outdoor performances, including Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment, A Night at the Movies and many future concerts and events. A large lawn extending from the pavilion will provide plenty of space for lawn seating.

Learn about the history of Wagner Farms, which is now the site of a new residential development, by listening to an interview with Pam White, former owner of Wagner Farms, on ParkTalk podcast available at https://www.napervilleparks.org/podcasts. 


A reminder that the 95th Street Farmers Market takes place every Thursday afternoon during the summer from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the 95th Street Library parking lot just north of the 95th Street Plaza.  Families can visit the Farmers Market, the library and the plaza for a fun outing, with something for everyone. 


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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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