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Park District to Host Ribbon Cuttings for Two Newly Renovated Playgrounds

Naperville Park District invites the community to the reopening celebrations for two newly renovated playgrounds. The first event is at Brighton Ridge Park, located at 775 Torrington Drive, on Tuesday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m. and the second is at Brush Hill Park, located at 203 N. Whispering Hills Road, on Tuesday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Neighbors are invited to bring their families and friends to participate in a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, enjoy refreshments and giveaways, and explore the new play equipment.

“These renovated playgrounds, along with more than 70 other playgrounds throughout Naperville, provide outdoor recreation close to home, and are an important part of the Park District’s annual capital projects,” said Director of Planning Eric Shutes. “Residents helped choose the playground pieces, which are designed to be accessible, safe and fun for all kids.”

In the event of inclement weather, the playground celebrations will be rescheduled for 5:00 p.m. on the following day. Residents can check the Cancellations and Closures tab for the latest updates at http://www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations.


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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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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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