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Welcome to the Naperville Park District

We’re glad you’re here! If you’re looking for engaging recreation programs and events, top-notch facilities and fun for all ages, you’ve come to the right place. First of all it’s important to know that the Naperville Park District is a local government entity that is separate from the City of Naperville. Although we partner with the City and other community entities on various projects and share some responsibilities for community resources, we operate our own budget and oversee more than 2,400 acres of parkland and the parks and facilities included within. This is in addition to providing vast recreation programming for all ages and diverse interests. We hope you’ll take the time to learn more about us and get involved with the opportunities we provide to make memories with family, friends and neighbors and enjoy life!

Resource Guide
Browse our Resource Guide for an overview of our organization and the amenities we provide to the Naperville community.
Program Guide
Browse our quarterly digital Program Guide for a complete listing of available programs and events the district has to offer. When browsing the digital guide, click on any program code to access our registration portal.
Park It in Naperville
Discover fun places and events to experience from season to season by visiting our Park It in Naperville page.
ParkTalk Podcast
Immerse yourself in all things related to the Naperville Park District and beyond with our ParkTalk Podcast. Experience our community’s history, learn about fun activities, and hear stories from residents and local leaders who are passionate about parks, recreation, wellness and more. Become inspired to be active in seemingly endless ways in our community!
Park Talk Blog
Read about all the great program and facility offerings that the Naperville Park District has to offer with our Park Talk Blog.

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Want to learn when the digital quarterly Program Guide is available online in addition to program registration dates, special events and more? Sign up to receive Naperville Park District emails! We send our monthly RecNews that provides a lot of great information in addition to a few other emails each month that highlight important Park District News, messages from our Executive Director, fun things to do, facility info and more. It’s a great way to stay current with all that’s happening at your Park District and how you and your family can make the most of the vast recreation resources we provide for our vibrant community! Sign up here
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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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