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A Night at the Movies Begins and Summer Concerts Continue

A Night at the Movies Set for July 24 and 31

Concerts in Your Park and Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment continue July 26 and 28

The Naperville Park District’s free, summer outdoor entertainment continues with a fun lineup of family friendly entertainment during the last week of July. Prior to attending, guests are asked to review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for Outdoor Events.

A Night at the Movies kicks off the weekend at the 95th Street Community Plaza at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, showing Toy Story 4. The following Friday, July 31, the event will move to Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Avenue,  for a showing of Frozen II, also at 8:30 p.m. At both locations there is plenty of lawn space for social distancing. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy an evening under the stars.

On Sunday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. Concerts in Your Park is coming to Tall Grass Park, at 3512 Grassmere Road, featuring the Serendipity Band, a pop-rock band from the Chicago area. Enjoy a mix of popular 60’s, 70’s and 80’s covers as well as current pop hits.

On Tuesday, July 28 families can go to the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion to enjoy an engaging show at 11:30 a.m., featuring magician Tim Balster, in the Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment series presented by Living Well Dental.

Free, outdoor entertainment continues into the month of August, with the final performance in September. The remaining events in the schedule are as follows:

A Night at the Movies


Friday, Aug. 21 at 8:00 p.m.

Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Avenue


Captain Marvel

Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive


Concerts in Your Park

The Millennials
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Queensbury Greens, 1520 Brookdale Road


Rosie and the Rivets

Sunday, Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road


Final Say

Sunday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Ashbury Park, 1740 Conan Doyle Road


Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment

Scribble Monster

Tuesday, August 4 at 11:30 a.m.

95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Drive


Super Stolie

Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court

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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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