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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Participation Guidelines. More information regarding the District’s response can be found here

Program Guides

Spring 2021 Programs

Spring 2021 Programs

Spring 2021 Soccer

Spring 2021 Soccer

More Information

Registration Dates

Resident online registration for spring programs begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 8 and nonresident registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11.

T-Ball, Coach-Pitch, Machine-Pitch and Girls’ Softball registration begins at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 16 for residents and at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 18 for nonresidents.

Open registration for 2021 garden plots at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots begins March 15 for residents and March 18 for nonresidents. Register online at https://www.napervilleparks.org/gardenplots or call 630-848-5000.

Information about 2021 summer camps will be available at www.napervilleparks.org/programguides in a separate publication this spring.

Spring 2021 Baseball and Softball Information

Naperville Park District is resuming its popular youth baseball and softball programs this spring, with T-Ball, Coach-Pitch and Machine-Pitch baseball and softball leagues beginning in mid-May for Pre-K through second grade and Girls’ Sliderz Softball leagues for grades 3-8 starting in late April.

Baseball and softball are among the youth sports considered to be low risk activities relative to COVID-19, according to state guidelines. The Park District was able to offer a modified team experience in summer 2020 and competitive play in the fall of 2020, giving kids an opportunity to be physically active, learn new skills and be with others in an outdoor setting.

New this spring, those registering may register either as an individual or as a team. When registering their children, parents are asked to consider serving as a volunteer coach or assistant coach.

“We provide training and support for volunteer coaches, who contribute so much to the team experience, which is focused on fun, learning and good sportsmanship,” said Fred Gusel, program manager.

For the 2021 spring season, Coach-Pitch for second grade levels will include both Coach-Pitch and Machine-Pitch methods to enhance player development.  The first grade program will remain exclusively Coach-Pitch.

Naperville Park District will continue to follow participation guidelines for recreational sports relative to the coronavirus situation and participants are asked to review updates to these guidelines at www.napervilleparks.org/coronavirus prior to attending practices and games.  

Detailed baseball and softball program information will be available online at https://www.napervilleparks.org/programguides beginning March 3. Online registration for baseball and softball programs begins at 12:00 noon on March 16 for residents and at 12:00 noon on March 18 for nonresidents.

 

How To Register

How To Register

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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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