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Southwest Community Park

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3252 Wolf's Crossing Road

Master Plan

Click here to view the Phase I Southwest Community Park Site Master Plan, revised to include a ball field based on feedback received at the June 14, 2018 Park Board Special Meeting.

Southwest Community Park Master Plan FAQ's

Links to presentations and recordings from public meetings
during the master planning process


Meeting One - March 1, 2018

View the presentation delivered at the Southwest Community Park public meeting held March 1, by clicking here. You also can listen to the accompanying audio here.

Meeting Two - April 25, 2018

View the presentation delivered at the Southwest Community Park public meeting held April 25, by clicking here. You also can listen to the accompanying audio here.

Special Meeting - June 14, 2018

During the June 14, 2018 Special Meeting, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to formulate and present funding options to support the implementation of the Southwest Community Park Site Master Plan Phase I at the June 28 workshop. In addition, the Board of Commissioner asked staff to secure an engineering proposal necessary to proceed with Phase I for consideration. A more defined timeline and development schedule is expected to be ready once a funding plan is confirmed by the Park District.

View the presentation delivered at the Special Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners held June 14, 2018 by clicking here and you can listen to the audio here

Regular Park Board Meeting - July 26, 2018

During the July 26, 2018 regular meeting, the board of commissioners discussed funding options for Phase I of the development of Southwest Community Park, reaching consensus to issue bonds to fund the $11 million project. View a video of this meeting here.

Business Enterprise Program Utilization Plan for Southwest Community Park Site Development Project

In February 2019, the Naperville Park District received notice that an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be awarded to assist in development of Southwest Community Park.  Moreover, the Naperville Park District is committed to encouraging the use of businesses owned by minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  To that end, the Naperville Park District desires to formally make that commitment by adopting a Business Enterprise Program Utilization Plan for the Southwest Community Park Site Development project which is being funded in part by a State of Illinois OSLAD grant.  

On February 14, 2019, the Naperville Park District Park Board of Commissioners approved Resolution #19-03 adopting a Business Enterprise Utilization Plan for the Southwest Community Park Site Development project.  For further information, click here to view Resolution #19-03:



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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.

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, Promote Positive Human Interactions
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