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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 Extend “Midday Spray” through Week of Sept. 7

Midday Spray, the Naperville Park District’s sprinkler event for kids at Rotary Hill, will continue through the week of September 7, weather and turf conditions permitting.  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. Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and sit under the trees. Thanks to our sponsors, this event is free. The week of August 31-September 4 is presented by the Rotary Club of Naperville and the week of September 7 is presented by Naperville Professional Firefighters.

Naperville Park District’s Paddleboat Quarry also offers water fun along the Riverwalk adjacent to Rotary Hill. Rentals are available on site on a first-come, first-served basis for up to four people in a paddleboat, one person on a paddleboard, or for a one-person or two-person kayak. The Paddleboat Quarry schedule for the remainder of the season is as follows:

  • Through Monday, August 31: Open daily from 10:00 a.m.-dusk
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 1-4: Open from 3:30 p.m.-dusk
  • Saturday, September 5-Monday, September 7: Open from 10:00 a.m.-dusk
  • Weekdays, September 8-30: Open from 3:30 p.m.-dusk
  • Saturdays and Sundays, September 12-27: Open from 10:00 a.m.-dusk

Prior to attending Midday Spray or visiting the Paddleboat Quarry, participants are asked to review the COVID-19 participation guidelines located on the Park District’s COVID-19 webpage at In case of a weather-related cancellation, check

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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.

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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