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Press Release: Senior Drop-in Programs Resume June 7

After more than a year of being closed due to the pandemic, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (ARRCC) is reopening on Monday, June 7 for the weekday drop-in programs for seniors that so many have enjoyed.

 “We have missed everyone so much and are happy to announce that many of our senior programs are back,” said Program Manager Lorraine Ouellette.

Naperville Park District provides many recreation options for those over 50, including the free, drop-in programs hosted at the ARRCC, affordable recreation programs designed for seniors, and any adult program published in the quarterly Program Guide. Over the past year, some of the senior programs have been held outdoors or virtually and will continue to be offered in these formats, while indoor, in-person programs will be added. The current summer lineup of programs can be found at or here.

Beginning the week of June 7, the following senior drop-in programs will take place at the ARRCC:

  • Mondays-Canasta and Walking Club                       
  • Tuesdays-Woodcarving, Painting, and Pinochle                 
  • Wednesdays-Bunco                      
  • Thursdays- Cribbage and Social Bridge; Book Club meets monthly, beginning June 17
  • Fridays-Dominoes, Pinochle and Mahjong

Additionally, the game room will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for access to the computers, the book exchange, Ping Pong, pool and billiards.            



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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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