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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Participation Guidelines. More information regarding the District’s response can be found here

Naperville Park District to Continue “Midday Spray” and Other Events on Rotary Hill

Midday Spray, the Naperville Park District’s sprinkler event for kids at Rotary Hill, will continue through August. Launched on July 9, this new weekday event gives kids a fun way to cool off in a refreshing spray. The sprinkler runs at Rotary Hill, located at 443 Aurora Avenue, Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., weather and turf conditions permitting.  Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and sit under the trees. Thanks to our sponsors, this event is free. The week of July 27 is presented by Dr. Chahla, orthopaedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and the month of August is presented by Eagan and Company, Certified Public Accountants.

Weekly recitals at the Naperville Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower continue through August. The Summer Pops Recital Series features Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep, each Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, local carillonneurs give concerts each Saturday at noon and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Lawn seating is available on Rotary Hill, and the music can be heard while walking nearby on the Riverwalk.

Rotary Hill will host two of the movies in the Park District’s outdoor movie series, A Night at the Movies. “Frozen II” is set for Friday, July 31 at 8:30 p.m. and “Wonder” will be shown on Friday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. The last movie of the season, “Captain Marvel,” will move to the 95th Street Community Plaza, located at 3109 Cedar Glade Drive, on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Prior to attending any of these events, please review the COVID-19 Participation Guidelines for Outdoor events located on the Park District’s COVID-19 webpage at napervilleparks.org. In case of a weather-related cancellation, check https://www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations.


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To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact
Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

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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.

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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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