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S5 Episode 01: Health and the Park District Mission

Executive Director Ray McGury explains what's behind the new mission statement of the Naperville Park District, which is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.

This episode is part of Series 5: Parks, Recreation and Health.  For a list of ParkTalk episodes and series visit

Quote from the episode:

“What we do as an organization is health and wellness, and not just the fitness center, but things like sitting on a park bench and just taking in nature, or biking or walking on the trails, or taking a woodworking class. We try to create as many opportunities as we can for people to be healthier.” – Ray McGury

 Aerial view of the Naperville Park District’s new mission statement projected on the floor near the entrance of Fort Hill Activity Center  Ray McGury, Executive Director, Naperville Park District

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