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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.
2014 Sustainability Report
Click here to download the 2014 Sustainability Report.
2015 Initiatives

Current and Ongoing Initiatives:
Sportsman's Park Site Remediation
Adopt-A-Park, Field or Trail
Spring Spruce Up in the parks

Completed Initiatives:
Holiday Lights Recycling

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 and Knoch Knolls Nature Center
Eco-friendly Park Maintenance Practices
The environmental stewardship and conservation page is to provide information to our residents and park patrons regarding park maintenance policies, procedures and practices and how you can help the Naperville Park District parks department in managing its natural resources. Learn more
LEED Certified Green Buildings
Knoch Knolls Nature Center – A LEED Platinum Certified Facility
Click here to register for a free tour of Knoch Knolls Nature Center
South Maintenance Facility LEED Certified Video
Click here to watch the South Maintenance facility LEED certified video
Volunteer your time
Serve your community with your time and talents!! The Naperville Park District relies on many different kinds of volunteers throughout the year to make its programs and events successful. We need receptionists for our senior adult programs, special event helpers, coaches for youth sports, and more! If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the community, please consider volunteering with us!

Volunteering with the Park District is a great way to meet and socialize with others, share your expertise, help fellow community members - and have fun!
Volunteer today
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.


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To provide recreation and park experiences that enrich the quality of life for our community.
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To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to 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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