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Summer Outdoor Concerts Being Planned for 2021; No Online Voting This Year

Planning for summer events has begun, anticipating the fun of enjoying live music outdoors in the parks in warm weather. Naperville Park District’s Concerts in Your Parks series brings talented local bands to parks across the community, giving neighborhoods an opportunity to gather in a nearby park to listen to live music with friends and family.

For the 2021 season, the safety measures relative to COVID-19 that were put into place for outdoor events will continue as needed, including allowing plenty of space for social distancing.  Therefore, the traditional online voting by residents will not take place this year, to give the Park District the ability to choose park locations that provide the needed space and layout for the concerts. Park District staff will work to find concert locations in different geographic regions throughout the community.

“We appreciate the enthusiasm of hundreds of residents who attend Concerts in Your Parks each year,” said Program Manager Brittany Malatt. “We look forward to planning another great series of concerts to enjoy this summer.”

Concert locations, bands and schedules will be announced in the spring.


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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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