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A Message from the Executive Director - Summer 2021

Dear Friends of the Naperville Park District:

Summer is back! Once again, we hear children laughing, lifeguards announcing safety breaks and swimmers diving into the water as Centennial Beach opens for the season. Naperville Park District has so much to offer the community this summer. In addition to more facilities and activities opening up, the District has completed new projects since 2020 and expanded programs to make them more accessible to everyone. We are especially proud to offer two new splash pads, one at the 95th Street Community Plaza and one at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park. These are free to the public and open from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Additionally, Midday Spray is coming back to Rotary Hill starting June 14, providing another place where kids can run through the sprinklers to cool off and parents can enjoy relaxing in the shade with neighbors and friends.

This summer, in particular, is a great time to remind everyone of the dynamic and unique recreation opportunities available in Naperville, knowing that for many, vacation travel is still difficult. You may have noticed a new tag line and logo, Park It in Naperville, in our digital Program Guide and across other communications. This is a year-long campaign to highlight fun, seasonal activities that families can enjoy together as a special weekend or weekday outing. The new Park It in Naperville webpage posts several suggestions for free or low cost summer activities at www.napervilleparks.org/parkit.

As Illinois moves toward reopening and easing pandemic restrictions, the Park District continues to follow state guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures and will maintain options such as virtual programs and outdoor programs where practical. Now that the nicer weather has arrived, some of our fitness classes have moved outdoors, and include weekly programs and 1-day programs, with some held at the nearby Noon Whistle Brewing.

Lastly, we’re glad to welcome back a full schedule of free, outdoor events for the community to enjoy this summer. The Frontier Kite Fly, Earth Day Fair, Concerts in Your Park, Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment, A Night at the Movies, Friday Night Acoustics and the 95th Street Farmers Market will provide opportunities to see friends, meet new people and gather, once again, as a community.  Wagner Family Pavilion at the 95th Street Community Plaza will host several programs, including a new series of musical performances by Brightside Theatre. A special thanks to our sponsors who support these free programs.

Wishing you a happy and healthy summer!

Be well,

Ray McGury

Executive Director

Naperville Park District


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