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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.

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Skate Away the Winter
After a slow start in December, the outdoor skating rinks at the Naperville Park District are still frozen solid, ready for a last fling of winter fun. If the cold weather continues as forecasted, the ice rinks at the following...


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