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Naperville Park District in the News


Park District Staff Authored Articles

 
Published in Parks & Recreation Magazine
 
Published in Parks & Recreation Business Magazine
 
Published in Parks & Recreation Business Magazine
 
Written by: Sameera Luthman
Published in Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine
 
Written by: Sue Omanson
Published in the Naperville Sun Newspaper

 

 

Local Media Outlets

Naperville Sun – Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Positively Naperville
Naperville Patch
Naperville Community Television
Naperville Magazine
Naperville Macaroni Kid

Naperville Park District in the Local Media: Recent Articles

Naperville Park District executive director McGury resigns after 13 years
January 12, 2022 | Naperville Sun

RAY MCGURY RESIGNS PARK DISTRICT POST; BRAD WILSON PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
January 11, 2022 | Positively Naperville

KidsMatter and Naperville Park District Community Job Fair
January 8, 2022 | NCTV-17

Your 2022 Naperville Bucket List
January 6, 2022 | Naperville Macaroni Kid

Winter Activities to do in Naperville
January 5, 2022 | NCTV-17

10 ways to get outdoors for winter family fun in the Chicago suburbs
December 27, 2021 | Lake County News-Sun

Park district releases info on outdoor winter sports
December 24, 2021 | Naperville Sun

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT HOURS OF OPERATION FOR THE 2021-22 WINTER HOLIDAYS
December 23, 2021 | Positively Naperville

ICE SKATING AND SLEDDING LOCATIONS AT NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT
December 21, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District extends golf season
December 21, 2021 | Daily Herald

Lack Of Snow Means Longer Season For Springbrook, Naperbrook
December 20, 2021 | Patch.com

$100K Donation To Help Fund Pickleball Courts In Naperville
December 16, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District gets ready for outdoor winter fun
December 16, 2021 | Daily Herald

Park district to use man’s $100K donation to fund pickleball court at Naperville’s Frontier Sports Complex
December 14, 2021 | Naperville Sun

SLEIGHING THE HOLIDAYS THE WDSRA WAY
December 14, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Magical Starlight Theatre Back with Christmas Production
December 11, 2021 | NCTV-17

Santa’s Workshop Set Up in Downtown Naperville
November 30, 2021 | NCTV-17

Get A Call From Santa's Hotline Via Naperville Park District
November 30, 2021 | Patch.com

NAPERVILLE POLICE WARN OF LOCAL CRAFT FAIR REGISTRATION SCAM
November 24, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Police Warn Of Fake Holiday Craft Fair Registration Scam
November 23, 2021 | NCTV-17

MAGICAL STARLIGHT THEATRE IS SET TO PRESENT ‘A SHOPPER’S CHRISTMAS CAROL’ DEC. 11 AND 12 OUTDOORS
November 22, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Community Job Fair set for Jan. 8 at Naperville's Fort Hill Activity Center
November 19, 2021 | Daily Herald 

With the traditional Christmas tree set up in the downtown Naperville, can the start of the holidays be far away?
November 17, 2021 | Naperville Sun

PARK DISTRICT WELCOMES DONATIONS FOR PENNIES FOR PIES DRIVE TO BENEFIT LOAVES & FISHES
November 16, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District looking for ways to fill double-digit job vacancies without ‘being crazy with the taxpayer money’
November 13, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District Proposed 2021 Budget Available Online For Review
November 12, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District plans to survey residents next year with an eye toward new long-term plans for 2022 and beyond
November 11, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Santa Claus Coming to Naperville Workshop at Riverwalk Cafe
November 11, 2021 | NCTV-17

Community Job Fair Set For January 8, 2022 At Fort Hill
November 11, 2021 | Patch.com

Santa's Naperville Workshop returns to the Riverwalk Café for 2021
November 11, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville News Digest: Santa’s Workshop returning to Riverwalk
November 11, 2021 | Naperville Sun

2021 Naperville Park District Pumpkin Smash Sets A New Record
November 8, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District’s Pumpkin Smash
November 6, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District to spend $13M on capital projects in 2022, including major work at Springbrook Golf Course
November 6, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville News Digest: Park district to remove footbridge in Knoch Knolls Park
November 2, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Sign up for Turkey Shoot golf tournament Nov. 20-21 at Springbrook and Naperbrook
November 2, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville News Digest: Annual Pumpkin Smash to be held day after Halloween; park district’s Pennies for Pies fundraiser starts Monday
October 30, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville News Digest: volunteers collect 1,700 pounds of produce for Loaves & Fishes
October 23, 2021 | Naperville Sun

This Week in Naperville -- Halloween fun aplenty in the coming week so make your plans now

October 22, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Volunteers Glean a Harvest at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots
October 20, 2021 | Patch.com

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT IS HONORED WITH ‘BEST GREEN PRACTICES’ AWARD AND PN THOUGHTS TURN TO MAY WATTS
October 19, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park Board member’s social media comments a possible policy infraction but don’t warrant action, attorney says
October 15, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Ruling on whether Naperville commissioner’s social media comments violated park district policies to be announced Thursday
October 12, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District Achieves National Reaccreditation
October 8, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville's Paddleboat Quarry closed for 2021
October 3, 2021 | Daily Herald

PARK DISTRICT PADDLEBOAT QUARRY AND SPLASH PADS CLOSE FOR THE SEASON
October 1, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville News Digest: Newly renovated skate park at Frontier ready for use
September 24, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Halloween Events Happening This Year in Naperville
September 24, 2021 | NCTV-17

October is Creepy Critters Month at Knoch Knolls Nature Center
September 21, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville Park District Pilot Testing A Solar Powered, Mobile Security Camera System
September 16, 2021 | Patch.com

Park District testing a mobile, solar powered security camera system
September 16, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park Board Commissioner Faces Backlash over Social Media Use
September 11, 2021 | NCTV-17

Flags at the Naperville Riverwalk commemorate Sept. 11
September 10, 2021 | Daily Herald 

Naperville Park Board wants policy review of ‘disparaging’ comments commissioner posted on social media
September 10, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville News Digest: Splash pads to stay open as long as temps stays warm; park district basketball league signups begin next week;
September 8, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Riverwalk Turns 40
September 1, 2021 | NCTV-17

Mid-Year Review of Naperville Park District Budget Shows It’s Not Pandemic Proof
August 31, 2021 | NCTV-17

'Moana,' 'Tom &Jerry' To Show Outdoors In Naperville In September
August 30, 2021 | Patch.com

Proposal to return Ribfest to Naperville as a two-day event at Frontier Sports Complex turned down by park board
August 27, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Knoch Knolls Park to gain 40 acres thanks to donation made by Naperville man dedicated to conservation
August 27, 2021 | Naperville Sun

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT BOARD APPROVES AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT PROPERTY DONATION
August 27, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Parks District: Glen Ekey Senior Amateur Championship Results
August 23, 2021 | Patch.com

 

Naperville Park Board OK's resolution backing DuPage River use
August 13, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District joins push for public access to DuPage River
August 12, 2021 | NCTV-17

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT CONSIDERS RESOLUTION CONCERNING PUBLIC USE OF DUPAGE RIVER
July 28, 2021 | Positively Naperville

One for the Books: Master woodcarver’s artworks on display at Nichols Library: ‘The fun of it has always been finding my inspiration’
July 27, 2021 | Naperville Sun   (note:  Shelly Weiser leads the drop-in woodcarving group at the Park District)

DuPage River Controversy Sparks Naperville Park Board Discussion
July 23, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District to dedicate Chuck Papanos Honorary Garden July 30
July 22, 2021 | Daily Herald

Visit Naperville: Splashing around in Naperville
July 8, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Special Olympics Illinois to bring event to Springbrook Golf Course
July 8, 2021 | Patch.com

Special Olympics events being held at Springbrook
July 8, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Bezaire recipient of this year's White scholarship
July 7, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Walk On! In Memory of Chuck Papanos is Set for July 30
July 6, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Mayor, Park Officials Voice Support To Tornado Victims At ‘Concerts In Your Park
June 28, 2021 | NCTV-17

Sunday's Concert Still On Near Tornado Damaged Area
June 25, 2021 | NCTV-17

Reindeer Road holiday lights idea rejected by park board
June 15, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District Family Campout 
June 13, 2021 | NCTV-17

Concerts in Your Park and Children's Lunch Hour Entertainment Schedules for Summer 2021
June 10, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District free summer concerts begin June 13
June 9, 2021 | Daily Herald

First Annual "Walk On" in memory of Park Manager Chuck Papanos
June 7, 2021 | NCTV-17

Frontier Kite Fly is Back This Year
June 6, 2021 | NCTV-17

Crowds flock to Naperville's Centennial Beach for a little heat relief
June 4, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Repairs to Moser Tower
June 3, 2021 | Daily Herald

95th Street Farmers Market is Back
June 3, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District welcomes seniors back
June 3, 2021 | Daily Herald

Weekly farmers market to open Thursday in south Naperville
June 2, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville Park District Senior Programs Resume June 7
June 2, 2021 | Patch.com

Frontier Kite Fly set for June 6 in Naperville
June 1, 2021 | Daily Herald

95th Street Farmers Market Opens June 3
June 1, 2021 | Fox Valley Magazine

Two Naperville Farmers Markets Return This Year
June 1, 2021 | NCTV-17

Centennial Beach reopens after a year
May 29, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District Police Officer honored for using defibrillator to save life of a person with no pulse
May 28, 2021 | Naperville Sun

More than a dozen vendors and two food trucks part of the lineup at the 95th Street Farmers Market, opening Thursday
May 28, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Public meetings welcome regular review from residents
May 25, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Fort Hill Activity Center Wellness Series presents 'Parkinson's Disease' May 26
May 19, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Live Rodgers And Hammerstein Tunes Coming To Naperville Park
May 19, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville park officials are ‘smack-dab in the middle’ over a dilemma about new CDC face mask rules
May 16, 2021 | Naperville Sun

3 moms with young kids elected to the Naperville Park Board
April 8, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District launches "Park It in Naperville" campaign
April 7, 2021 | Positively Naperville

3 women lead in race for 4 seats on Naperville Park Board
April 6, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District launches "Park It in Naperville" campaign
April 6, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District summer camps guide now available online
April 5, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville Park District summer camps guide now available online
April 5, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District summer camps guide now available online
April 5, 2021 | Patch.com

Candidates for Naperville Park District offer vision for upcoming master plan
March 31, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Gold Star Families memorial draws closer at Naperville's Veterans Park with potential $10,000 from Park District
March 30, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District offers outdoor fitness, wildflower walks and garden tours
March 30, 2021 | Daily Herald

DuPage Birding Club shares birding tips in new podcast
March 20, 2021 | Daily Herald

Controlled burns planned
March 20, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District offers spring events, virtual programs and spring break camps
March 18, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Park District to conduct seasonal controlled burns
March 17, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Park District to conduct seasonal controlled burns
March 16, 2021 | Patch.com

Junior Golfapalooza set for April 17 at Springbrook Golf Course
March 16, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Junior Golfapalooza set for April 17 at Springbrook Golf Course
March 15, 2021 | Daily Herald

Park District Board Previews 2021 Capital Projects
February 26, 2021 | NCTV-17

Admission would be charged if Manchester light show moves to Naperville park
February 19, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Organizers of the Manchester holiday light show want to move their extravaganza to Naperville Park location
February 16, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District's Officer David White Scholarship Applications Open
February 14, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District recognized by Versiti Blood Centers
February 13, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District seeks applications for the 2021 Officer David White Scholarship
February 12, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville Park District recognized by Versiti Blood Centers for 2020 Blood Drives
February 12, 2021 | Daily Herald

Applications open for the 2021 David White Scholarship
February 12, 2021 | Patch.com

2021 PGA Junior League Golf at Springbrook and Naperbrook
February 11, 2021 | Patch.com

Get to know candidates running in 2021 consolidated election to serve Naperville
February 9, 2021 | Positively Naperville

$4M in park budget cuts, staff layoffs in 2020 hurt, but new year's looking brighter, officials say
February 5, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District offers senior tax filing assistance in modified form
February 3, 2021 | Daily Herald

Park District offers senior tax assistance in modified form
February 3, 2021 | Patch.com

Park District to spend $45,000 to replace flagpoles and lights at Naperville's Veterans Park
February 3, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District board to resume in-person meetings February 11
February 2, 2021 | Patch.com

2021 State of the Naperville Park District address
February 2, 2021 | NCTV-17

Naperville Park District to begin renovations at Veterans Park
February 2, 2021 | Daily Herald

Knoch Knolls Nature Center now open Saturdays
February 1, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District partners with Versiti to host community blood drives
February 1, 2021 | Daily Herald

2021 State of the Naperville Park District address now available on ParTalk podcast
February 1, 2021 | Daily Herald

2021 State of the Naperville Park District address now available
February 1, 2021 | Patch.com

Knoch Knolls Nature Center Reopens
February 1, 2021 | NCTV-17

Knoch Knolls Nature Center to reopen on Saturdays
January 29, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Sacrifice of families who lost loved ones in war to be honored with new Naperville memorial
January 29, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Park District calls for Pritzker veto of HB3653
January 29, 2021 | NCTV-17

Park District board approves resolution urging governor's veto of HB3653
January 29, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Park board approves resolution urging governor to veto police reform bill
January 29, 2021 | Daily Herald

Park board calls for governor to veto criminal justice bill
January 29, 2021 | Naperville Sun

95th Street Community Plaza Wins Outstanding Park Award
January 28, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District's 95th Street Community Plaza receives state award
January 28, 2021 | Daily Herald

Park District honored with two awards
January 28, 2021 | NCTV-17

Park district receives DuPage Monarch Project Award
January 28, 2021 | Naperville Sun

Winter nature activities offered through Knoch Knolls Nature Center
January 25, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Winter nature activities offered through Naperville's Knoch Knolls Nature Center
January 22, 2021 | Daily Herald

Naperville's Knoch Knolls Nature Center offers winter activities
January 23, 2021 | Patch.com

Red and green flags signify if ice rinks are open or closed
January 21, 2021 | Positively Naperville

New flags at Naperville Park District ice rinks signal rink status
January 20, 2021 | Daily Herald
Naperville Park District receives Monarch award
January 19, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Thirty-nine candidates file to run in Naperville consolidated election on April 6, 2021
January 17, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville outdoor concerts planned for 2021; no online voting
January 14, 2021 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District plans summer outdoor concerts; no voting this year
January 13, 2021 | Daily Herald

Fire Department, Park District encourage winter ice safety
January 6, 2021 | Positively Naperville

Naperville outdoor skating rinks are open, but check status before you go
January 3, 2021 | Daily Herald

No shortage of news or drama in 2020
December 31, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Naperville sledding hils, rinks closed until weather colder
December 29, 2020 | Patch.com

Remembering suburban leaders who passed away in 2020
December 29, 2020 | Daily Herald

Blood drive, Carillon concert - This Week in Naperville 
December 26, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Sled hills and ice rinks ready to open
December 26, 2020 | NCTV

Blood donations
December 23, 2020 | NCTV

Suburbs can accomodate your wish to ski, snowboard
December 23, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Sandoval honored for bringing esports to park district
December 23, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Who's running for the Naperville Park District Board of Commisisoners?
December 22, 2020 | NCTV

Chicago suburbs offer opportunities for outdoor ice skating, hiking
December 22, 2020 | Aurora Beacon News

UPDATE FEATURES 39 LOCAL CANDIDATES RUNNING IN APRIL 2021 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION
December 22, 2020 | Positively Naperville

5 things to do in Naperville and the Fox Valley for New Year's Eve
December 18, 2020 | Naperville Sun

How to Properly Recycle Holiday Lights
December 10, 2020 | NCTV

Park District continues partnership with Versiti to host blood drives
December 9, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District partners with Versity to host blood drives
December 8, 2020 | Daily Herald

Naperville Park District Police welcomes donations for 2020 Toys for Tots
December 5, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Meet Santa at Santa's Workshop
December 4, 2020 | NCTV

Kiwanis Club of Naperville Supports Project One Day
December 1, 2020 | Daily Herald

Monument honoring Gold Star families being planned for Naperville's Veterans Park
November 25, 2020 | Naperville Sun

2020 Turkey Shoot continues tradition at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Course, with modifications 
November 24, 2020 | Daily Herald

Santa to set up shop in Naperville’s Riverwalk Cafe, and will use ‘North Pole technology’ to talk to kids
November 20, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Santa's Naperville Workshop is set to open in Riverwalk Cafe
November 20, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District announces COVID-19 Tier 3 impacts
November 20, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Ready for update? Candidates for 2021 municipal elections are off and running
November 19, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Park District adjusts for Tier 3
November 19, 2020 | Naperville Community Television

Community Christmas Meal for Seniors and Families in Need
November 19, 2020 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District adjusts, looks ahead to 2021
November 18, 2020 | NCTV

Record turnout at Naperville Parks 2020 Pumpkin Smash
November 10, 2020 | Patch.com

14,529 lbs. of pumpkins to be composted from Pumpkin Smash
November 10, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Pumpkin Smash at Ron Ory Community Garden Plots
November 8, 2020 | Naperville Community Television

Pennies for Pies Goes Online
November 6, 2020 | Naperville Community Television

Naperville Park District board to conduct virtual meetings beginning November 12
November 5, 2020 | Patch.com

Halloween Nights Lights turns Centennial Beach into a spooky sight
October 31, 2020 | Naperville Community Television

Free assistance with Medicare open enrollment now available; ends Dec. 7
October 27, 2020 | Patch.com

Former Naperville parks director remembered as 'iconic figure'
October 27, 2020 | Daily Herald

Glen Ekey could be called 'Everyone's friend for Naperville'
October 27, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Remembering Naperville's Glen Ekey
October 23, 2020 | Naperville Community Television

Today we're remembering Glen Ekey
October 23, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Wolf's Crossing Community Park in Naperville 'substantially complete'
October 23, 2020 | Daily Herald

Riverwalk Master Plan gets support from Naperville Council
October 22, 2020 | Daily Herald

Naperville News Digets: New Wolf's Crossing Park opens Saturday; park police seeking Toys for Tots donations
October 22, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Naperville Park District Police welcomes donations for 2020 Toys for Tots
October 18, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Naperville Park District to host fall blood drives
October 18, 2020 | Patch.com

Ron Ory Community Garden Plot valuneteers harvest donations for Loaves & Fishes
October 18, 2020 | Positively Naperville
Turkey Shoot
October 18, 2020 | Naperville Magazine

Garden Plot Volunteers Harvest Donations for Loaves & Fishes
October 17, 2020 | Patch.com

How the pandemic reinvigorated suburban golf
October 17, 2020 | Daily Herald

Blood Drive
October 16, 2020 | Naperville Magazine

You be the judge — was an otter swimming in Naperville’s
paddleboat quarry or just a beaver?

October 14, 2020 | Naperville Sun

2020 Springbrook Golf Course Fall Scramble Results
October 15, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Fall Scramble Results at Springbrook Golf Course
October 13, 2020 | Patch.com

Spotlight: Don Gingold
October 4, 2020 | Naperville Magazine

Gardening Season to End Oct. 12; Pumpkin Smash Set for Nov. 7 
October 2, 2020 | Patch.com

Naperville Park District credits pandemic for record-setting year for golf and watercraft rentals
October 2, 2020 | Naperville Sun

Gardening Season to End Oct. 12; Pumpkin Smash Set for Nov. 7
October 2, 2020 | Positively Naperville

Five Autumnal Day Trips for Misanthropes
September 29, 2020 | Chicago Magazine


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