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2021 Splash Pad Season Extended, Weather Permitting

Naperville Park District’s splash pads at 95th Street Community Plaza and Wolf’s Crossing Community Park will remain open during September, weather permitting. September hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m.-sunset when daytime temperatures are forecasted to reach 70 degrees or higher. The splash pads will close for the season at the end of the month or once daytime temperatures are consistently forecasted below 70 degrees, whichever occurs first.

The splash pad at 95th Street Community Plaza opened in July 2020 as part of this new park, which is located on the north side of Frontier Sports Complex at 3109 Cedar Glade Drive, adjacent to the 95th Street Library. The plaza was designed as a community gathering place and features a unique storybook-themed playground, walkways and shaded seating areas, a restroom building with showers, Wagner Family Pavilion and a spacious lawn for play, activities and seating for performances held at the Pavilion.

The splash pad at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park opened earlier this year as the District’s second splash pad and one of many attractions at this new park, located at 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road, just south of Trumpet Avenue. The park offers plenty of free parking, restrooms with showers, a playground, a challenge course, athletic fields and courts, a nature play area and a 1.4-mile multi-use trail that loops around the perimeter of the park and also connects to regional trails.

To check the status of the splash pads, visit and view the category, "Splash Pads."

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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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