Program RegistrationPark Facilities SearchWeather Related  Cancellations and Closures

Eric Shutes

Eric Shutes is the Director of Planning for the Naperville Park District. In that role, Eric oversees the planning and development of parks and facilities. This is accomplished through two primary functions – park planning and the executing  capital improvements. The park planning function primarily involves the preparation of and monitoring compliance of land acquisition and development grants. In addition to park planning, the function of executing capital improvements is imperative for maintaining and developing much needed parks and facilities. The Planning Department also assists the City of Naperville in administering the Land Dedication Ordinance.

Eric joined the Naperville Park District in May 2001 with a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his employment at the Park District, Eric served as a landscape designer and construction foreman for a leading design/build landscape contractor. While employed by the Naperville Park District, Eric acquired a state license in Landscape Architecture and a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University.

About Us
Board of Commissioners
Board Meetings
Master Plan
Support Us
Park Police
Scholarship Program Application
Parks & Facilities
General Information
Park & Facilities Search
Facility Rentals
Naperville Riverwalk
Centennial Beach
Green Initiatives
Parking Permit Application
Parking Permit Online Reg.
Program Offerings
Active Adults & Seniors
Early Childhood
Fitness & Wellness
General Interest
Nature Programs
Planning & Development
Capital Projects
Request A Project
Open Bids
Bid Results
West Nile Virus
Personal Protection Index
Current WNV Status in Parks

Latest Park Talk Blog

Dads and Daughters: A Night to Remember
Sometimes it’s the little things that matter the most.  Like when a father buys a wrist corsage for his daughter to wear to the Daddy Daughter Winter Luau.   Naperville father Andy Nottestad presented a beautiful wrist ...


Corporate Sponsors
View our partners
Advertise with us
    Our Mission
To provide recreation and park experiences that enrich the quality of life for our 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
      © 2015 Naperville Park District | 320 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 | (630) 848-5000   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.