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Aquatic Programs Begin Soon at Centennial Beach

Centennial Beach has aquatic programs for all ages beginning in early to mid-June. Swim lessons, springboard diving training, Beach yoga, aquatic fitness and more favorite programs are returning to the Beach this summer. Visit  and click on the Aquatic Programs tab to see the menu of programs offered this season.

Swim lessons begin June 14, from Beach Babies, an infant-parent program, to lessons for adults. Youth swim lessons for ages 6-14 place swimmers in levels by skill and are designed to improve each child’s swimming skills at his or her own pace. Swim lessons for preschool children emphasize water safety and also place children in skill levels.

Youth swimmers interested in expanding their swimming skills can register for Deep Water Test Prep or Swim Conditioning.

Beach Yoga provides a relaxing and energizing yoga practice on Sunday mornings from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Register for these programs and other here.

Adult Float is a favorite program for adults age 18 and older on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:55 a.m. No registration is required, just a season membership or daily entry fee.

Families with individuals who have special needs are invited to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening after regular operating hours of Centennial Beach. The shallow end and slide will be open Sundays from 6:30-8:00 pm on June 20, 27, July 18 and July 25. No registration is required. Cost if $4/person at the door, or guests may use their membership.

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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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