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Centennial Beach seeks lifeguards, sells memberships for 2022 Summer Season


No matter the season, scenes of historic Centennial Beach ignite warm memories as the Naperville Park District prepares for opening day and summer 2022. (PN File Photo)

Although the winter scene at Centennial Beach in February may look more inviting to a polar bear than to its usual patrons, preparations are underway for a full summer season of swimming and fun for the Naperville community.

Lifeguards wanted to apply for summer 2022

Naperville Park District staff began conducting interviews for lifeguards and other Beach staff in January and the application process continues until positions are filled.

Apply now to help fill lifeguard chairs at Centennial Beach during the summer 2022. (PN File Photo)

“We are pleased that many staff members from last year are returning for the 2022 season,” said Aquatic Manager Jackie Gonzalez. “We currently have openings for lifeguards—for both full facility guards and shallow water guards. Those 16 years of age and older are encouraged to learn more and apply at www.napervilleparks.org/employment.”

Care and maintenance planned for April

After a successful 2021 summer season at Centennial Beach following the 2020 closure due to the pandemic, Naperville Park District will prepare the Beach for a full summer season this year. Preparations include draining the water in late March, cleaning and maintaining the entire Beach property in the month of April, and refilling the quarry with fresh water toward the end of April, so that lifeguard training may begin in early May.

Drained, cleaned, maintained and refilled, Centennial Beach was frosted with snow flurries on April 27, 2019, a few days before lifeguard training began and one month before opening day on Memorial Day weekend. (PN File Photo)

Register with preseason rates

Registration for 2022 Centennial Beach memberships is now available at preseason rates at www.centennialbeach.org/memberships. Memberships are available to Naperville residents and nonresidents, for youth, adults, seniors or families. A “Plus Friends” option can be added to a membership until May 30, 2022, allowing the member to bring up to 2 guests.

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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.

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