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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Participation Guidelines. More information regarding the District’s response can be found here

Phase 4 Reopening Plan

Dear Naperville Park District Residents:

In an effort to ensure our continued progress across the state and locally relative to COVID-19, the Naperville Park District wants to urgently remind residents and Park District program and facility users of the safety guidelines and protocols that we’ve established.

It’s very important that everyone is aware of and continues to adhere to these guidelines and protocols to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We undoubtedly want to avoid another potential suspension of operations. Failure to comply with COVID-19 health and safety requirements may result in the closure of our facilities or revoking of operating licenses, which would negatively impact Naperville Park District operations and the ability for our residents to enjoy the recreation opportunities we provide.
For the safety of all employees, patrons, and vendors, the Naperville Park District requests that all facility guests and program participants over the age of 2 follow the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Phase 4 guidelines and wear face coverings when entering buildings and any time when 6-ft social distancing cannot be maintained. Please review the Naperville Park District’s COVID-19 Updates and Participant Guidelines prior to visiting any of our facilities or attending events.

Safety Reminders for Program Participants and Facility Guests

  • Face coverings are required upon entry to and in all common areas of buildings, and when outdoors and a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained between non-household individuals. Social distance of at least 6-ft. should be maintained between non-household individuals.
  • Frequent hand washing and regular use of hand sanitizer are strongly recommended.
  • Group gatherings of more than 50 persons are not permitted.
  • When applicable please bring your own equipment (towel, mat, golf clubs, etc.) and water bottle for use during your visits.
  • Some facilities now require reservations to assist with social distancing requirements. Please visit facility websites prior to your visit.
  • Hours of operation have been altered for some facilities to accommodate for additional cleaning and sanitizing.
  • In addition to regular maintenance, the Park District has enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures for high-touch objects and surfaces. Hand sanitizer is available in and around several facilities for staff and patron use.
  • Some of our programs have been adjusted by reducing program sizes, altering activities and staggering start times to address social distancing parameters.

What You Can Do to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19:

  • Conduct a daily self-assessment and not attend a program or event or visit a facility if you are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Maintain social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet from people residing in other households.
  • If a minimum 6-foot distance cannot be maintained, participants/attendees are required to wear a face covering that they provide.
  • Frequent handwashing or hand sanitizing is encouraged, particularly before and after visiting a facility and/or participating in an activity.
  • Attendees should travel to an event or program alone or with member(s) of their immediate household. No carpooling.

Thank you for your cooperation and help to keep yourself and others healthy.

Ray McGury
Executive Director
Naperville Park District

View the Naperville Park District’s COVID-19 Updates and Participation Guidelines.



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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

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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