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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.

Naperville Park District ‘2022 Community Interest and Opinion Survey Report’ now available online

The Naperville Park District Administrative Offices are located just down the block from Centennial Beach along Jackson Avenue. (NPD Photo, 2019) A report of the...

Have skateboard? Take survey to help guide new design for Centennial Beach Skate Facility

Above / Do you recognize this skateboarder from 2015? Do you think the skate facility (aka skate park) needs a fence? The Centennial Park...

Centennial Beach prepares to open Memorial Day Weekend

Above / According to an update by Executive Director Brad Wilson on Wednesday, with temperatures hovering around 33 degrees during a meeting at the...

Earth Day Fair set for Sunday, April 24, at Fort Hill Activity Center

Above / During the April 19, 2022, City Council meeting, Councilwomen Theresa Sullivan and Jennifer Bruzan Taylor read a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing "April 17-24...

Earth Day project includes volunteers to plant trees at Sportsman’s Park

Above / Volunteers from Naperville Bank and Trust will plant trees throughout the natural area at Sportsman’s Park as part of Earth Week Naperville....

Springtime in Naperville Parks / April-May 2022

Naperville Park District has scheduled egg hunts, wildflower walks and other spring-themed events for all ages during April and May. In between special events,...

Naperville Park District Offering Signing Bonus for Summer Employees

Above / Individuals who apply by April 15, 2022, and are hired for eligible positions such as lifeguards at Centennial Beach will receive a...

Want to grow for 2022? Registration for garden plot rentals begins on March 22

Above / Full plots and half plots are available for space at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots where sunflowers have been known to...

‘Operation Disrupt’ aims to save lives of teens and young adults

“Operation Disrupt” launches to prevent suicide attempts in the Naperville area. The new initiative is a collaborative effort by Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, Naperville...

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....

Outdoor Fitness Court is planned south of 95th Street Community Plaza this spring

Above/Below: The Naperville Park District has announced a new project as part of the National Fitness Campaign to build healthy infrastructure. A new, outdoor dynamic...

Ray McGury Resigns Park District Post; Brad Wilson Promoted to Executive Director

Above / During his dedicated tenure as Executive Director of the Naperville Park District, Ray McGury has given time generously to show community spirit,...

Magical Starlight Theatre is set to present ‘A Shopper’s Christmas Carol’ Dec. 11 and...

Magical Starlight Theatre will present “A Shopper’s Christmas Carol,” Dec. 11 and 12, during free, outdoor performances at 2PM and 5PM at the Riverwalk...

Park District Receives the Jane Foulser Habitat Award from the DuPage Monarch Project

At the October 14, 2021, Naperville Park District board meeting, representatives from the DuPage Monarch Project presented the 2021 Jane Foulser Habitat Award to...

Naperville Park Board Discusses Findings of Ethics Inquiry

At the Naperville Park District’s Park Board meeting on Thursday, October 14, Board Ethics Officer Derke Price filed his report, thereby concluding an ethics...

Park District Paddleboat Quarry and Splash Pads Close for the Season

Above / The City's can-do spirit that helped build the Riverwalk is in clear view looking across the Riverwalk Paddleboat Quarry where the Gregory...

American Flags stand for Sept. 11 Observance

Above / American flags are now in place along the Naperville Riverwalk on the north side of the DuPage River, across from the Cmdr....

Naperville Park District Board approves agreement to accept property donation

During its Aug. 26, 2021 meeting, the Naperville Park District Board Approved an agreement to accept donation of approximately 39.95 acres of property adjacent...

Centennial Beach Back-to-School Hours begin Aug. 18

Centennial Beach will be open on late-season schedule through Labor Day, Sept. 6. (PN File Photo) Update, Sept. 5, 2021 / Thanks to everybody who...

Naperville Park District considers resolution concerning public use of DuPage River

Above / Mallard ducks thrive along the DuPage River as it winds through Naperville. Note that the Naperville Park District Board will vote on...

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