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Springbrook Parkway - Park Meadow Restoration

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In August 2019 the Naperville Park District held its annual Capital Projects Open House, where residents learned about the improvements planned for 2020 and provided feedback. Among the projects discussed was the Park Meadow initiative of converting turf grass to meadow in strategic areas throughout Naperville. The parks selected for 2020 were moved to the 2021 budget year due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

The areas in Arrowhead Park, Redfield Commons, and Springbrook Parkway are located within detention basins and are frequently wet. This makes it difficult to maintain those areas as turf grass so they will be planted with native plants. Following the planting, the areas will be maintained by a contractor for 3-5 years.

Please contact Peggy Motta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630/848-5013) with any questions regarding this project.


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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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We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
 
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To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
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