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Green Initiatives

In 2009, the Naperville Park District formed an employee Green Team with a mission to identify, implement, and track environmental initiatives that are aligned with the Park District’s mission.
Naperville Park District Environmental Policy
As part of our national accreditation process in 2011, the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners approved an Environmental Policy that sets priorities for environmental stewardship.
2016 Sustainability Report
Click here to download the 2016 Sustainability Report.

2017 Initiatives

What the Park District is doing:

Expanding use of organic products in parks
Maintaining natural areas
Propane fueling station for fleet
Solar panels at Fort Hill Activity Center
Earth Week 2017 -Summary

What you can do:
Volunteer - check here for projects in the parks
Adopt-A-Park, Field or Trail
Protect River Wildlife

Recycle Holiday Lights at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, Fort Hill Activity Center or Knoch Knolls Nature Center - Nov. 17, 2017-Feb. 1, 2018

Recycle in our parks - Look for the blue recycling containers next to the trash containers in our parks. You can recycle plastic, aluminum and glass in the same container. Please keep trash separate. Thanks for your help.

Recycle at home - Take advantage of the City of Naperville’s recycling drop-off program at the Public Works Facility and at the Hazardous Waste Drop Off Center, both located on Fort Hill Drive in Naperville.


Protecting Our Fresh Water Resources
Learn more about how the Naperville Park District is protecting water quality in our local streams through a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
Powered by the Sun
Learn more about the solar panels at Nike Sports Complex, Knoch Knolls Nature Center and the Fort Hill Activity Center
Eco-friendly Park Maintenance Practices
Learn more about the Naperville Park District's evolution toward more eco-friendly park maintenance practices.
LEED Certified Green Buildings
Knoch Knolls Nature Center – A LEED Platinum Certified Facility
 Learn more about  Knoch Knolls Nature Center
South Maintenance Facility LEED Certified Video
Click here to watch the South Maintenance facility LEED certified video


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To provide recreation and park experiences that enrich the quality of life for our community.
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Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment
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