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Latest News

  1. Naperville Park District 2020 Capital Projects Open House Set for August 8
  2. Free Skin Cancer Screening Sat., Jul. 20 at Centennial Beach
  3. Naperville Park District Releases Annual Report and New Podcast Episode on Finances
  4. Three Meadows Park Playground Renovation July 16
  5. Inaugural Chicago Metro Pickleball Tournament Coming to Nike Sports Complex July 16-21
  6. 13th Annual Officer David White Scholarship Awarded to Katharine Marshall
  7. FREE Yoga Events Jul. 13 and Aug. 17
  8. Enjoy Our Free Events on Rotary Hill This Summer!
  9. Fort Hill Participant Competing for National SilverSneakers Award – Vote for Her!
  10. June 25 Ribbon Cutting for Heatherstone Park Playground Renovation
  11. Record Rainfall Continues to Impact Park Mowing across Naperville’s Parks
  12. 95th Street Farmers Market and A Night at the Movies Return for 2019
  13. Original Dinner Bell from Camp Seager Installed at Seager Park
  14. Wolf’s Crossing Community Park Groundbreaking Set for June 19
  15. Fresh Thyme June 8 Fundraiser to Benefit the Naperville Parks Foundation
  16. Naperville Dandelion Pull Wed., Jun. 5. 6-7:00 pm at Knoch Park
  17. Naperville Park District to Modify Outdoor Active Shooter Training for Staff
  18. Naperville Park District Memorial Day Hours and Beach Opening
  19. May 23 Park Board Meeting at Fort Hill Activity Center
  20. Naperville Park District to Offer Free Summer Events
  21. Park District Welcomes New Commissioner at May 9 Meeting
  22. Weather Impacting Naperville Park District Parks and Programs
  23. Naperville Park District’s 2019 Spring Tulip Bulb Sale Set for May 17
  24. Fort Hill Activity Center to Present “Exercise for Bone Health” on May 28
  25. 95th Street Community Plaza Groundbreaking Set for May 22
  26. Residents Reminded to Use Caution during Heavy Rains, Flooding Conditions
  27. Élan Dance Company Information Night May 8 and Auditions on June 4
  28. Air National Guard Band of the Midwest to Perform Free Concert July 1
  29. 2019 Earth Day Fair and Earth Week Event Updates
  30. Seniors Invited to Inaugural Art Showcase on May 15

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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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