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Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment Show Added for July 27 with Time Change

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment, presented by Living Well Dental Group, provides fun, interactive midday shows for kids and their families on Tuesdays. The June 29 performance by Miss Jamie from the Farm was rained out, but has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 27 at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. Please note that this concert will begin at 1:30 p.m., as Miss Jamie was not available at the usual performance time of 11:30 a.m.

Event locations alternate between the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, located west of Centennial Beach at 912 Sindt Court, and the 95th Street Community Plaza at Frontier Sports Complex, located at 3109 Cedar Glade Drive. The remaining 2021 Children’s Lunch Hour performances are as follows:

  • July 13 – Scribble Monster at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion at 11:30 a.m.
  • July 20 – Jodi Koplin at 95th Street Community Plaza at 11:30 a.m.
  • July 27 – Miss Jamie from the Farm at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion at a special time of 1:30 p.m.

Naperville Park District also has other free, outdoor events for families to look forward to this summer. The remaining Concerts in Your Park schedule is as follows:

  • July 18 – Spoken Four at Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.
  • July 25 – OMT at Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Rd.
  • Aug. 1 – Serendipity Band at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road

A Night at the Movies returns with a series of family-friendly movies to enjoy on warm summer evenings under the stars. Please note the time changes in August and September due to the earlier sunsets. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. –“The Croods: A New Age” at Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.
  • Friday, July 30 at 8:30 p.m.–“The Goonies” at 95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Dr.
  • Friday, August 27 at 7:45 p.m. –“Wall-E” at Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.
  • Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. –Moana at 95th Street Community Plaza, 3109 Cedar Glade Dr.
  • Friday, September 17 at 7:15 p.m. – Tom & Jerry at Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.

Midday Spray—a free event featuring a sprinkler that gives off a refreshing mist—resumes the week of July 12-16 at Rotary Hill on weekdays from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., weather permitting. This event will continue each week through August 27, except for the week of August 2-6.

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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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