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Frontier Kite Fly Set for Sunday, June 6

The steady winds at Frontier Sports Complex on Naperville’s south side provide the perfect atmosphere for kite flying. On Sunday, June 6 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., kite experts from Chicago Kite will bring an amazing fleet of kites—some 90 feet long—to dazzle and inspire participants in the Naperville Park District’s Frontier Kite Fly, presented by The Branch. Participants also can enjoy flying kites at this free event, either by bringing their own kites or purchasing them onsite from Chicago Kite.

“Children will be delighted to see the colorful kites fill the sky,” said Program Manager Beth Durso. “It’s a fun way for families and people of all ages to kick off the summer season.”

The event also will include free entertainment, featuring Ken Schultz the Flying Fool, presenting a juggling show at 1:00 p.m., Scribble Monster, performing children’s music at 2:00 p.m. and the Cedar Glade Steel Ensemble performing at 3:00 p.m. Rose Street Eats, Jimmy John’s and Kona Ice food trucks will be on site, offering food for purchase.

Frontier Sports Complex is located at 3380 Cedar Glade Drive just south of Neuqua Valley High School. Parking is available at the park.

Attendees are asked to review participation guidelines for programs and facilities prior to attending. The Naperville Park District follows the guidelines issued by the State of Illinois under the Restore Illinois Plan and developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH); those guidelines can be found here:

Event sponsors include The Branch, KidsMatter, Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau, FBC Remodel, Texas Roadhouse, LeafGuard, Your Story Counseling, P.C. and Sing with Emily.

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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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