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Staff to Begin Reinstalling Equipment to Enable Opening of Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts and Disc Golf Course

Between May 26 and the first week of June, Naperville Park District staff will begin to reinstall equipment to allow the reopening of several types of park facilities, including basketball courts, volleyball courts and the Knoch Knolls Park disc golf course. Reinstallation of equipment and opening of these facilities will occur over one to two weeks.

Basketball rim installation will begin on May 26 at neighborhood parks and then will move to sports complexes. With 104 rims to be reinstalled across the District, the process will require 6-7 days to complete.

Volleyball nets and the disc golf baskets at Knoch Knolls Park will be reinstalled beginning June 1. The process will take up to 3 days.

Once these recreational amenities are open for reuse, the District expects users to follow social distancing protocols of maintaining a minimum 6-foot distance from others. When this cannot be maintained, a face covering needs to be worn. Additionally, players must follow CDC guidelines for hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by vigilant handwashing or using hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water, and by refraining from touching their faces.

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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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