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Concerts in Your Park and Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment

Naperville Park District’s lineup of free, summer entertainment begins the week of June 13 with the kickoff of the Concerts in Your Park and Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment series.

Concerts in Your Park brings family-friendly music by talented, local bands to different parks throughout the community on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The community is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy seeing neighbors and friends, grab food from one of the food trucks on site or bring a picnic, and dance or simply listen to the music.

The 2021 Concerts in Your Park sponsors include Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Keller Williams-Team Miller, Earthwise Pet, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers, Coldwell Banker-The Real Estate Group, Grunyk Family Law and Baird and Warner-Coros Mackey Group. Food trucks that may be on site include Rose Street Eats, Jimmy Johns and Kona Ice.

The 2021 schedule is as follows:

June 13 – Second Hand Soul Band at Queensbury Greens, 1520 Brookdale Rd.

June 27 – Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band at Meadow Glens Park, 1303 Muirhead Ave.

July 11 – Indie Kids Band at A. George Pradel Park, 4519 Pradel Dr.

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

Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment, presented by Living Well Dental Group, provides fun, interactive shows for kids and their families on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. 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. Performances are as follows:

June 15– Wendy and DB at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion

June 22– Super Stolie at 95th Street Community Plaza

June 29– Miss Jamie from the Farm at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion

July 6 – Little Miss Ann at 95th Street Community Plaza

July 13– Scribble Monster at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion

July 20– Jodi Koplin at 95th Street Community Plaza

The 2021 Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment sponsors include Living Well Dental Group, Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sourcebooks, Texas Roadhouse, KidsMD, WestSide Children’s Therapy and Great Lakes Credit Union.  Food trucks that may be on site include Rose Street Eats, Jimmy Johns and Kona Ice.

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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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