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Naperbrook Golf Course Practice Area Renovation Project



Project scope: The practice green, range tee and bunker will close at Naperbrook Golf Course August 2 for a complete renovation. The goal of the project is to improve and expand the practice area. The current range tee will be removed and a new 27,000 sq ft tee will be constructed. The tee will be slightly raised from the previous location to provide better sightlines, and will be seeded with HGT bluegrass, which will provide both a great turf to hit from and excellent wear tolerance, similar to the turf tee at Springbrook. The two small practice greens will be removed and a new 12,000 sq ft green will be constructed, adding needed space for putting and chipping. A practice bunker will also be constructed next to the range tee to provide short game and full swing options for practicing from the sand. A new shed for the range ball dispenser will be added behind the clubhouse.

Project expected to start: August 2, 2021

Project expected to end: Construction expected to take 4-6 weeks, depending on the weather. The driving range will open after construction is complete, using the all weather mats. The turf range tee and the practice green will not open until late spring 2022.

Read the project press release here.

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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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To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
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