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Park District 2018 Winter Weather Cancellation Information

Naperville Park District staff reminds residents of the following procedures guiding the cancellation of recreation programs and facility closings due to winter weather:

For programs.  If either Naperville Community Unit School District 203 or Indian Prairie School District 204 is closed due to winter weather, all Naperville Park District programs scheduled prior to 3:00 p.m. will be cancelled.  The cancellation includes all scheduled classes, drop-in programs, Fort Hill Activity Center childcare, and group fitness classes. Program cancellations due to winter weather will be posted on the Weather Cancellations page of the Park District website at For programs occurring after 3:00 p.m. please check the website after 2:00 p.m. for updated information.

If either School District 203 or 204 implement a late start due to winter weather, Naperville Park District preschool classes will be cancelled for the day.  The cancellation of any additional programs will be dependent upon weather conditions and facility accessibility.

On non-school days or during after school hours the Park District will monitor weather conditions and facility accessibility to determine if programs will meet.

For facilities. The closure of Park District facilities will be dependent upon weather conditions and facility accessibility.  Facility closures due to winter weather will be posted on the Weather Cancellations page of the Park District website.

Warming Shelters.  During periods of severe cold, Naperville Park District facilities are available as warming shelters during their hours of operation, including Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center95th Street Center and Fort Hill Activity Center

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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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