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Naperville Park District’s Snow Clearing Scope

The Park District recognizes that there’s a lot of recreation to be enjoyed during the winter months. However, please understand that while we cannot clear all of the sidewalks or park and facility parking lots when it snows, we do have snow-clearing standards that help improve residents’ and patrons’ access to parks and facilities that are open for use during the winter.

Here’s our snow-clearing scope:

  • Sidewalks near schools where Park District programs are held in addition to some sidewalks within school zones to ensure that residents have a cleared path to/from their neighborhood’s school.
  • Sidewalks adjacent to Park District facilities that are open for use
  • In areas with Park District land on either side of a street, our staff will clear sidewalks on one of the sides
  • Trails/paths located in select parks across the community (clearing of trails occurs after the primary routes are completed)

Did you know that the Naperville Park District has more than 17 miles of right of way walks under its jurisdiction? Cleaning every mile of walk would result in a significant number of hours of snow clearing. Instead, our staff does their best to identify areas where there may be only one traversable option, and makes sure that segment is cleared of snow to make it passable.

If you are looking to find out which parks have plowed trails/paths to enjoy some exercise or recreation, please select one of the following maps:

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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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