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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.

Participation Guidelines

Birthday Parties

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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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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