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NEW DATES - Naperville Park District to Host Fall Blood Drives

To help with the ongoing need for blood donations during the coronavirus pandemic, Naperville Park District plans to host several donation opportunities this fall at its Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (ARRCC) in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois.

The blood drives will take place in Community Hall, located on the upper level of the ARRCC at 305 W. Jackson Avenue in Naperville, on the following dates:

Sunday, October 25                       10:00am – 2:00pm            Versiti Blood Drive (unload around 9:00am, leaving around 3:00pm-3:30pm)

Saturday, October 31                     9:00am – 2:00pm               Versiti Blood Drive (unload around 8:00am, leaving around 3:00pm-3:30pm)

Saturday, November 21                 9:00am – 2:00pm               Versiti Blood Drive (unload around 8:00am, leaving around 3:00pm-3:30pm)

Sunday, November 22                   7:00am – 4:00pm               Red Cross Blood Drive through Rotary (USE ALTERNATE ROOM SETUP PROVIDED BY RED CROSS)*

Sunday, November 29                   9:00am – 2:00pm               Versiti Blood Drive (unload around 8:00am, leaving around 3:00pm-3:30pm)

Saturday, December 12                 7:00am – 12:30pm             Versiti Blood Drive (unload around 6:00am, leaving around 1:30pm-2:00pm)

Sunday, December 27                    9:00am – 2:00pm              Versiti Blood Drive (unload around 8:00am, leaving around 3:00pm-3:30pm)

*Naperville Rotary Clubs are promoting registration by Rotary members only at this time.


According to Sarah Horne from Versiti Blood Center, prospective donors should make an appointment to ensure that social distancing guidelines can be followed. Appointments may be made in one of three ways: call 800-7TO-GIVE, visit or via the Versiti Donor app.

Additionally, prospective donors are asked to visit to learn about the steps that Versiti staff are taking to keep donors and staff safe and healthy during the blood donation process. Masks are required and a distance of six feet between chairs in the waiting areas will be maintained. The SARS COV-2 antibody test, AKA COVID-19 Antibody Test (CAT), will be performed on all blood donations as part of Versiti’s standard testing. This test does not diagnose whether a donor has a current COVID-19 infection. More information is available at


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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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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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