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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: This website will provide regular updates with information regarding the District’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read more

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

This webpage is used to provide Naperville Park District patrons with up-to-date information and resources regarding the District's response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please continue to check back for updates.

Status of Programs

To check the current status of programs and facilities, please check napervilleparks.org/cancellations
 

Latest Updates

 

UPDATE - Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Facilities, Playgrounds, and Athletic Fields and Courts Are Closed. Knoch Knolls Disc Golf Course, Skate Facilities and Several Parking Lots are Closed. Parks and Trails Remain Open.

In response to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order issued March 20 for Illinois residents to “stay at home,” all Naperville Park District facilities, playgrounds, athletic fields and courts, and park restrooms across the community are closed to the public through April 7.  The District’s 136 parks and trails remain open and residents are encouraged to use them as places to enjoy some fresh air, a walk and some overall wellness, provided visitors practice social distancing and do not gather in groups. 


CLOSED facilities include:

-All Playgrounds

-All Athletic Fields and Courts

-All Park Restrooms

-95th Street Center

-Administration Building

-Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center

-Centennial Skate Facility

-Commissioners Park Skate Facility

-Fort Hill Activity Center

-Frontier Skate Facility

-Knoch Knolls Nature Center

-Knoch Knolls Disc Golf Course

-Naperbrook Golf Course

-Seager Park Interpretive Center

-Springbrook Golf Course

-Sportsman’s Park Trapshooting Range

-Studio One

CLOSED parking lots include:

-Ashbury Park

-Arrowhead Park

-Commissioner’s Park (East and West)

-Country Lakes Park

-DuPage River Park

-DuPage River Sports Complex

-Frontier Sports Complex (East and West)

-Gartner Park

-Knoch Knolls Park

-Knoch Park (South)

-Nike Sports Complex (West)

-Winding Creek Park

These parking lots were closed as a measure to address issues with groups gathering in parks. 


Programs and Events

All Park District programs and events scheduled to take place through April 12 have been cancelled.  Park District programs are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 13.  The Park District will attempt to reschedule or issue refunds for classes impacted by the cancellation of programs and closure of facilities.  Park District customer service staff have begun issuing refunds for cancelled programs scheduled for the month of March and over spring break.  Refunds for classes scheduled to occur during the week of April 6 will begin to be issued in April.  Please note that the refund process will take up to 14 business days to complete.  We appreciate everyone’s patience.

 

The following events have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled:

- Family Bingo - APR. 3 - CANCELLED

- Flashlight Egg Hunt - APR. 9 - CANCELLED

- Egg Hunt - APR. 11 - CANCELLED

- Partner Best Ball Challenge Tourney at NB - APR. 11 - CANCELLED

- Elan Dance Showcase - APR. 18 - CANCELLED 

- Road Rally - APR. 18 - CANCELLED 

 
The following events have been cancelled and either already rescheduled or may be rescheduled in the coming months:

- Golfapalooza - Rescheduled date TBD

- Shred Event - Rescheduled date TBD (Fall 2020)

- Wonderful World of Wheels - Rescheduled date Monday, September 14, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

- Earth Day Fair - Rescheduled date Saturday, October 3, Noon-3:00 pm

 

Naperville Youth Soccer/Naperville Premier Soccer League – Spring 2020
The spring Naperville Youth Soccer and Premier Soccer season is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 13.  The start date for the season is subject to change as new information regarding COVID-19 becomes available.  Soccer staff are monitoring the situation and based upon when the league is able to begin, a reduced game schedule may be implemented.  Premier team training sessions also will be rescheduled when possible after April 13.  In the event of a shortened season, program participants will receive a prorated refund for any cancelled games or training sessions.  Updates regarding the spring soccer season will be provided to participants as new information becomes available.

Fort Hill Activity Center and Fitness Memberships

The Fort Hill Activity Center, including Fort Hill Fitness, remains closed through April 7.  The facility is tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 8.  Park District customer service staff have begun issuing refunds for Fort Hill Fitness memberships; members will receive a refund for their March payment, which was billed on March 15. Please note that the refund process will take up to 14 business days to complete. Fort Hill track memberships will be extended and will be available once Fort Hill reopens. We appreciate everyone’s patience.


Volunteers

All Park District volunteer opportunities scheduled to take place through April 12 have been cancelled. 

 

Program Registration
The Park District is continuing to accept online registrations for spring programs, summer camps, Centennial Beach memberships and other upcoming sessions. Register at napervilleparks.org.
 

Garden Plot Registration

Resident, Nonresident and 2nd plot garden plot registration is scheduled to resume once Customer Service offices reopen.  Please check this website for updates on Garden Plot registration dates. 

 

Questions
Any questions should be sent via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Our staff will respond as quickly as possible.

 


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Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives while building a fun and dynamic career? Consider the Naperville Park District! It takes all kinds of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the Naperville community. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, staying active, having fun and encouraging others to do the same, then check out our part-time and full-time career opportunities.

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy 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.
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