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2019 Capital Projects Open House Set for July 26

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As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2019. A community open house will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in multipurpose room #3 on the first floor of Fort Hill Activity Center, located at 20 Fort Hill Drive.  The open house will take place immediately before the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

Information about the following projects that are proposed for 2019 will be available at the open house:

  • Frontier Sports Complex, 3415 S. Book Rd. – East side parking lot and south side trail maintenance
  • Heatherstone Park, 3536 Fairmount Ave. – Playground renovation
  • Lincoln Greenway, 1052 Edgewater Drive – Shoreline restoration
  • May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Drive – Basin dredging and water quality improvements
  • Riverwalk Park, 500 Jackson Avenue – Playground renovation
  • Southwest Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road – Site development
  • Summerfield Lake, 2003 Skylane Drive – Basketball court design
  • Three Meadows, 1320 Brittany Avenue – Playground renovation
  • Winding Creek Park, 144 W. Bailey Road – Basin dredging and water quality improvements

Park District staff will be on hand to answer questions about any of the above projects. Please note that detailed designs for the projects have not yet been developed; this is an opportunity for the community to provide input prior to the design phase.

The community is welcome to attend the July 26 open house at any time during the 5:00-6:30 p.m. timeframe; there will not be a formal presentation. Those who are interested but unable to attend are invited to view the sites and descriptions online and submit comments by August 6 to Director of Planning Eric Shutes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Project information will be posted at www.napervilleparks.org beginning July 27.


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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.

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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.

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