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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Park District seeks youth volunteers for fall activities


The Naperville Park District relies on volunteers year round; however, autumn special events, such as Halloween Happening, offer a unique opportunity for high school and middle school youth to get involved in a short-term, fun volunteer experience.

“We need approximately 120 volunteers for Halloween Happening on Sunday, October 28,” said Volunteer Coordinator Lynnette Hoole. “High school service clubs provide wonderful support for this event, but there is plenty of room for other volunteers, age 14 and up,” she said.

Hoole recently attended the Oct. 2, 2012 Kidsmatter Volunteer Fair on behalf of the Naperville Park District and spoke to parents and teens about the variety of volunteer opportunities available in the District’s parks and programs.

Volunteers can pitch in this weekend to help with “Ghost Stories in the Park…In the Dark” at the Riverwalk or with removing invasive plants at Walnut Ridge Park. Other opportunities in addition to Halloween Happening on Oct. 28 include stuffing bags for Halloween Happening on Oct. 25 and assisting with Cinderella’s Ball on November 17.

Looking ahead to the holiday season, the Naperville Park District will host the annual Volunteer Sign Up Night on Tuesday, November 13 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center from 5:30 to 8PM for Santa House and other popular holiday events.

To register as a volunteer with the Naperville Park District or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit www.napervilleparks.org under About Us/Support Us/Volunteers or contact Lynnette Hoole at lhoole@napervilleparks.org or (630) 848-3606.

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Naperville Park District
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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.