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Fort Hill Activity Center to Host Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Sat., Aug. 21

The Naperville Park District opened Fort Hill Activity Center five years ago as the community’s first large indoor recreation space and a center for healthy physical activity year round for all ages and abilities. To celebrate Fort Hill Activity Center’s fifth anniversary, the Park District invites the community to a free special event with activities and refreshments for the whole family.

The Fifth Anniversary Community Celebration will take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 21 at Fort Hill Activity Center, located at 20 Fort Hill Drive. Attendees can sample fitness classes, view program demonstrations, enjoy refreshments and enter raffle drawings for prizes including a 6-month and 12-month Fort Hill Fitness membership and a variety of gifts from local sponsors. Guests also will have the opportunity to receive a free commemorative t-shirt for participating in a 5-year celebration challenge; giveaways and samples available only while supplies last.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Open gymnastics - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Zumba - 9:15-9:45 a.m.
  • Functional Interval Training - 10:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Dance performance - 10:30-10:45 a.m.

Fort Hill Activity Center has become a favorite destination for fitness and for community activities for all ages. The nearly 84,000 square foot facility includes an indoor walking/running track, a fitness center, gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, and pickleball/badminton courts, a dedicated gymnastics area, group exercise studios, multi-purpose rooms, childcare area, and an indoor playground. The facility has enabled the Park District to offer new basketball and gymnastics programs for kids, a variety of sports and programmed activities for adults, and state-of-the-art fitness space available via membership.  

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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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