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Planning and Development

Park and Facility Improvement Projects

The Capital Budget is a work plan consisting of projects to be implemented in 2021. This plan may be modified throughout the year due to unforeseen conditions and the reallocation of resources. Each year, projects are re-evaluated and adjusted as conditions and demands change. The Park Board approves the plan on an annual basis.

It’s also important to note that the Naperville Park District’s mission, vision and core values all guide the operations and decision-making of the District particularly when it comes to determining and prioritizing improvement projects.

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, Promote Positive Human Interactions
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.

To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.

 

  • Health and Wellness
    • Promote community health and wellness
    • Help build healthy lifestyles and encourage a reduction in obesity
    • Promote year-round physical fitness
  • Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability
    • Promote natural resource management
    • Promote sustainability initiatives
  • Community Enrichment
    • Provide co-sponsored family special events
    • Promote cultural diversity and creativity
    • Promote community involvement
  • Public Safety
    • Meet or exceed public safety standards
    • Collaborate with other units of government to promote public safety
  • Accessibility
    • Promote connectivity of recreational paths or trails
    • Provide accessible parks, facilities and programs
  • Personal Growth and Enrichment
    • Promote personal creativity
    • Promote the development of life skills

Each of these key guiding principles is considered during the decision-making process relative to capital planning. Additional factors that are considered include District finances, demonstrated community needs and key planning documents.

 

What Constitutes a Capital Project?
The Capital Plan consists of items that meet the following criteria:

    • Monetary value of at least $10,000
    • A life cycle with a minimum of three years
    • Repair/replacement of existing facilities
    • Land acquisition and/or construction of facilities through the extension of existing services and land acquisition and/or construction of facilities through the development of new services.


Capital Funds

In the early 1990s, the Park District Board dedicated a portion of the District’s annual tax levy to be used exclusively for capital projects to make improvements to the park system as well as to pay off any Park District debt. Cash-in-lieu funds are received from the City of Naperville through the Land Dedication Ordinance adopted by the Naperville City Council. This ordinance requires land developers to dedicate 8.6 acres of park land per 1,000 people in any planned development or the cash equivalent of the 8.6 acres. Alternative revenue from grants and sponsorships also contribute to project funding.

2022 Park and Facility Improvement Projects

As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2022. For each proposed project listed below, there is a brief project description, a location map and contact information for the project manager associated with the project. Residents are encouraged to view the projects and submit comments and questions via email to the project manager associated with each project. The comment period will continue until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. The community input received during the comment period will be reviewed and considered as projects are designed.  

The list of proposed capital projects for 2022 is as follows:

Multi-Year Park and Facility Improvement Projects

Shoreline Restoration
Every year Capital Funds are allocated for the restoration of shorelines including retention basins managed by the Naperville Park District and areas along the DuPage River. These projects improve native animal habitat, water quality and reduce maintenance and associated costs in the long-term. Shoreline improvement projects slated for implementation the following year are presented at the Capital Projects Open House every year.

Park Meadow Project
In 2019 and 2020 the Naperville Park District began a Park Meadow Initiative to improve its stewardship of parkland. This initiative involves converting turf grass to meadow in strategic areas in selected parks. The meadow areas will be planted with native wildflowers and low prairie grasses. The areas selected for conversion include stormwater detention sites and other areas that are frequently wet due to the topography of the site. The areas range in size from .10 acre to 1.25 acre. The Park District intends to extend the project into future years including 2021, converting additional acres into meadow each year in other parks across the District.

View a list of projects by year, site maps, photographs and Q and A below:

Park Meadow Project

2021 Park and Facility Improvement Projects

As part of its annual budget process, the Naperville Park District invites the public to comment on capital improvements proposed for 2021. Due to COVID-19, in August the Park District hosted a 2021 Capital Projects Virtual Open House online. Residents were encouraged to view the projects and submit comments and questions via email to the project manager associated with each project. Public input received during the community outreach phase was considered by Park District staff when designing project plans and formulating budgets in preparation for implementation in 2021.
For Additional information on the 2021 Park and Facility Improvement Projects, visit the Naperville Park District's 2021 Fiscal Year Budget.

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Please email Eric Shutes at eshutes@napervilleparks.org
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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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