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2021 Junior Tour de Naperville Set for August 14 at Commissioners Park

The 8th annual Junior Tour de Naperville is returning to Commissioners Park on Saturday, August 14. Hosted by the Naperville Park District, the event gives kids ages 3-12 the opportunity to ride their bicycles, big wheels or tricycles around the 1.2-mile trail, cheered on by family and friends. Participants may use pedal power only; no motorized vehicles are allowed.

The event began in 2013 to commemorate the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

There will be separate starts for younger and older participants: the 3-5-year-olds will start at 9:00 a.m. followed by the 6-8-year-olds at 10:00 a.m. and the 9-12-year-olds at 11:00 a.m. The older kids will be challenged to go around the course as many times as they can.  Each participating child must register for the event and will receive a yellow T-Shirt. Participants will have three “support and gear” (SAG) stops, with drinks and snacks. Parents are welcome to encourage them from the sidelines or to accompany them around the course.

Registration for the Junior Tour de Naperville is full for the younger age groups, but there are still openings for the 9-12 year-old group. To register for the event, please visit www.napervilleparks.org/juniortourdenaperville.  Commissioners Park is located at 3704 111th St.


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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.

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