S37: 2024 State of the Naperville Park District

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Episode 1: Growing into the Future

Kick off the 2024 State of the Park District's theme of "Growing into the Future" in addition to providing a retrospective of 2023 and a high-level overview of the aspects to be covered in the subsequent 2024 SoPD episodes.

Guests: Executive Director Brad Wilson and Park Board President Mary Gibson

Episode 2: Where Do We Grow from Here?

Join District staff as they explore growth in recreation programs and facility use at the Park District, discuss how that growth has contributed to indoor facility space challenges, and what the District expects to see in 2024.

Guests: Director of Recreation and Facilities Andrea Coates and Superintendent of Facilities Sue Buziecki

Episode 3: Managing Growth in Our Parks

This episode will highlight park development in 2023 and plans for 2024 as the District continues to add to its outdoor facility inventory and bring new recreation amenities to the community while investing in efficiencies and operational improvements.

Guests: Director of Planning Eric Shutes and Director of Parks Tim Quigley

Episode 4: Meet Our New Commissioners

Meet the District's two new park board commissioners who were seated in 2023 and learn more about them and their aspirations for recreation in Naperville.

Guests: Commissioners John Risvold and Chris Jacks

Episode 5: Growing Community Partnerships

Learn about key community partnerships between the Naperville Park District and other entities that facilitate the smooth operation of recreation programs, offer exceptional experiences for residents and visitors, and help establish priorities and accomplish projects for the benefit of Naperville and beyond.

Guests: Executive Director Brad Wilson, Director of Planning Eric Shutes, Director of Recreation and Facilities Andrea Coates and Sales and Sponsorship Manager Stacey Fontechia

Episode 6: Milestones to Grow on - (Kevin and Angelique)

Hear about upcoming anniversary celebrations for Springbrook Golf Course and the Knoch Knolls Nature Center in addition to learning some history and background on these key District facilities and why they're integral to the community.

Guests: Director of Golf Kevin Carlson and Nature Center Manager Angelique Harshman