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Naperville Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center Closed for Construction

The Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and the Visitor Center, located at 443 Aurora Avenue, are closed for the 2021 season due to the planned rehabilitation of Moser Tower. The City of Naperville is set to begin work on Moser Tower in June and anticipates that the work will continue through the summer and fall.

Naperville Park District operates tours and programs at Moser Tower and at the Visitor Center under an inter-governmental agreement with the City of Naperville. The Park District is closing both facilities to the public for the 2021 season during construction, and also is cancelling the annual Tuesday evening Summer Recital Series. However, the weekly Carillon concerts on Saturdays at noon and on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. (in April) and 4:00 p.m. (in May) will continue until construction begins in June. Once construction begins, the bells will be silenced until the rehabilitation is complete in fall 2021.

 


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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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