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Esports Leagues with the Naperville Park District and GGLeagues

The Naperville Park District partners with GGLeagues to bring a variety of gaming leagues to the Naperville community. Leagues are offered each season for a variety of games for different age groups.

Summer 2021 League Play
  • Summer 2021 League registration deadline: June 28
  • League play begins: July 12
  • League play ends: August 14

Gaming Benefits:

There are many benefits to gaming including the opportunity to meet others with similar interests, developing strategy and problem solving skills and experiencing a competitive environment. Additionally, gaming is fun and inclusive and can involve people of all ages and abilities.

Age Divisions

  • Youth: ages 8-12
  • Teen: ages 13-18
  • Adult: 18 years and older


Games Offered:

  • Madden21 – Xbox and PlayStation4
  • Rocket League 1v1 (competitive and beginner)
  • Rocket League 3v3 (competitive and beginner)
  • Fortnite 1v1
  • Fortnite 2v2
  • Super Smash Bros

FAQs and Information for Parents

Also on the GGLeagues/Naperville Park District webpage, parents can find FAQs regarding esports league play in addition to information about how parents and GGLeagues can help keep kids safe online. Parents can even register for a Parents 101 Session to learn more about gaming and online safety.

For 2v2 or 3v3 leagues, teams must come registered with a team of players. Otherwise, individually-registered players will be randomly assigned to a league.

For PS4 with PlayStation Plus subscription, Xbox One with Xbox Live Subscription, or Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Switch Online Subscription depending on platform indicated in the above grid.

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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.

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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