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September 23 Park Board Meeting Cancelled; Next Meeting is October 14

The Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners September 23 meeting has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the National Recreation and Parks Association annual conference. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Hill Activity Center, located at 20 Fort Hill Drive.

Following October 14, the remaining regularly scheduled meetings of the Park Board for 2021 will take place at Fort Hill Activity Center as follows:

  • October 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
  • November 11, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
  • December 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Meetings will be live-streamed and available on the Naperville Park District YouTube channel. 

The board will continue to receive public comment regarding non-agenda topics in person or submitted via email or voicemail to Executive Director Ray McGury before the scheduled start time of the meeting. Email messages should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and voice mail messages may be left at (630) 848-3500. These messages will be read aloud or played at the meeting, up to three minutes per speaker. Comments regarding an agenda topic will be allowed upon consideration of the item prior to board discussion by this same procedure.

For a complete schedule of 2021 Naperville Park District board meetings or to view meeting agendas, minutes and recordings visit

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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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