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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.

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...

Concert in Meadow Glens Park is set for June 27

Above / The Naperville Park District will host its free concert beginning at 7PM on Sun., June 27, at Meadow Glens Park, 1303 Muirhead...

Concerts in Your Park and Children’s Lunch Hour Entertainment schedules for summer 2021

Naperville Park District’s lineup of free, summer entertainment begins the week of June 13 with the kickoff of the Concerts in Your Park and...

Park District welcomes seniors back to drop-in programs June 7

After more than a year of being closed due to the pandemic, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (ARRCC) is reopening on Monday, June 7...

Riverwalk Café and Centennial Beach slated for May 29 opening

Naperville Park District is preparing to open Centennial Beach and the Riverwalk Café on Saturday, May 29, after being closed for 2020 due to...

Fort Hill Activity Center Wellness Series Presents ‘Parkinson’s Disease’ May 26

The next presentation in the Fort Hill Wellness Series will take place on Wednesday, May 26 at 7PM live via Zoom, focusing on Parkinson’s...

Frontier Kite Fly returns June 6

The steady winds at Frontier Sports Complex on Naperville’s south side provide the perfect atmosphere for kite flying. On Sunday, June 6 from 1-4PM,...

Centennial Beach is set to open Memorial Day Weekend

Above / Naperville Park District is preparing to open Centennial Beach on Sat., May 29, 2021, where "Life's a Beach" and plenty of parking...

Park District youth soccer programs expanding for fall

Naperville Park District will open registration for its fall youth soccer programs beginning Tuesday, May 18, with two new programs available for younger children. Naperville...

Paddleboat Quarry along the Naperville Riverwalk

Update, Sept. 5, 2021 / After Labor Day, the Jaycees Marina at the Paddleboat Quarry along the Riverwalk will be open weekends only, weather...

Moser Tower is closed to public for rehab, summer recital season canceled

Above / Naperville Park District officials have announced the Moser Tower with the Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center will be closed for the season...

Naperville Park District launches ‘Park It in Naperville’ campaign

After a year of cancelled outings and limits on activities due to the pandemic, Naperville residents are eager to venture out to enjoy recreation...

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