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

COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for Programs and Facilities

The following links provide information on Participation Guidelines associated with Park District programs and facilities.  The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Restore Illinois Guidelines, in addition to information from public health organizations, was used in the development of the guidelines.  The guidelines are subject to change as new information becomes available.  Please check back often for updates.

Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations - DuPage and Will Counties

Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations issued by the Governor’s Office are currently in effect for Regions 7 and 8, which includes both DuPage and Will Counties.  The Naperville Park District will follow the Tier 1 Mitigation Requirements in the operation of facilities and programs. All detailed Phase 4 operational guidance in the Participation Guidelines found below remains in effect. Where Phase 4 guidance and Tier 1 Mitigations imply different standards, the more restrictive Tier 1 Mitigations will apply.  A complete copy of the State of Illinois Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations can be found here.  Tier 1 Mitigation Requirements for Park District operations include:

Meetings, Social Events and Gatherings
(includes weddings, funerals, potlucks, etc.)

  • Limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall capacity both indoors and outdoors
    • Applicable to professional, cultural and social group gatherings.
    • Not applicable to students participating in-person classroom learning or sports.
    • This does not reduce the overall facility capacity dictated by general Phase 4 business guidance such as office, personal care, retail, etc.

Organized Group Recreational Activities
(fitness centers, sports, etc.)

  • Sports should follow the mitigation measures set forth in the All Sport Guidelines, which outlines appropriate levels of practice and competition based on individual sport risk.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in fitness centers, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing.
  • Recreation, fitness centers and outdoor activities (not included in the above exposure settings) follow Phase 4 guidance.

Participation Guidelines

E-Learning Experience

Fort Hill Fitness

Indoor and Outdoor Programs

Oudoor Events


Tennis and Pickleball


Youth and Adult Recreational Sports

The Park District is using the following criteria in planning for its onsite activities:

Reducing Program Sizes

Alternate program times, locations, and reductions in participant levels are being implemented within programs. We also are using multiple areas of parks, and when possible, providing options for semi-private and private instruction.


Practicing Good Hygiene 

More frequent hand washing requirements have been implemented within programs, such as at the beginning and ending of programs for youth, or the availability of hand sanitizer for adults. Also, depending upon program activity types, additional handwashing breaks may be included.

Staggering of Program Start Times 

To avoid large gatherings during program check-in and check-out times, we are staggering class, camp, and game start times.

Increasing Equipment Cleaning 

New standards have been implemented to ensure the regular cleaning of equipment. Additionally, disinfecting wipes are available in several facilities for program participants to wipe down equipment after they have used it.

Modifying Program Activities

Park District day camp experiences have been adjusted by eliminating large gatherings and focusing more on outdoor activities, hikes, etc., and bringing entertainment to camps/programs versus taking a field trip.



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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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