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Kite Fly Event Cancelled in Light of Increasing COVID-19 Cases in Will County

Naperville Park District has cancelled the Kite Fly event, which was scheduled for Sunday, August 30 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Frontier Sports Complex, due to the elevated COVID-19 positivity rate in Will County. Although this is an outdoor event, based on participations at previous kite fly events, the Park District was concerned that attendance levels might be too high given current conditions.

The Kite Fly event was going to be a simplified version of the annual Frontier Kite Fly Festival, typically held in June.

“Although Frontier Sports Complex offers plenty of space for kite flying under normal circumstances, given the rise in cases in Will County where Frontier Sports Complex is located, the Park District is taking precautions to limit gatherings by cancelling the Kite Fly event,” said Director of Recreation and Facilities Brad Wilson.  “We look forward to bringing back the popular Kite Fly Festival event in 2021.”

The Park District continues to follow the guidelines relative to COVID-19 and reminds residents and Park District participants of its COVID-19 updates and participation guidelines that can be found at

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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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