125 episodes

Naperville Park District, serving a large Chicago suburb, shares stories of people passionate about health, nature, sports, community and everything related to parks and recreation. Visit our website for more information about each episode.

ParkTalk Podcast Naperville Park District

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Naperville Park District, serving a large Chicago suburb, shares stories of people passionate about health, nature, sports, community and everything related to parks and recreation. Visit our website for more information about each episode.

    S33 - Episode 05 - Community Support That Makes the Park District Stronger

    S33 - Episode 05 - Community Support That Makes the Park District Stronger

    District staff discuss the many ways that residents and businesses support the Park District beyond tax dollars and program fees. Aspects highlighted in this episode include sponsorships and advertising, the Remembrance Program, donations, and volunteers.

    Guests: Community Development Manager Sue Omanson, Volunteer and Events Manager Becca Kryzkowski, and Sales and Sponsorship Manager Stacey Fontechia

    • 18 min
    S33 - Episode 04 - Exploring the Health of Golf in Naperville and Beyond

    S33 - Episode 04 - Exploring the Health of Golf in Naperville and Beyond

    In this episode, we discuss the recent renovations at Naperbrook and Springbrook Golf Courses in addition to considering the overall health of the sport of golf in Naperville and how it positively impacts people of all ages and abilities.

    Guests: Director of Golf Kevin Carlson and Mike Lyzun

    • 32 min
    S33 - Episode 03 - Natural Area Restoration Projects Promote Ecological Health Locally

    S33 - Episode 03 - Natural Area Restoration Projects Promote Ecological Health Locally

    Parks and Planning staff explore the importance of the Park District’s community-wide restoration projects that are designed to restore the health and diversity of natural areas while implementing a plan for ongoing maintenance.

    Guests: Director of Parks Tim Quigley and Project Manager Peggy Motta

    • 23 min
    S33 - Episode 02 - Exploring What’s Ahead for Parks and Recreation in Naperville

    S33 - Episode 02 - Exploring What’s Ahead for Parks and Recreation in Naperville

    Following a year of soliciting community feedback through a wide variety of channels, the District is ready to put that feedback to good use. Explore with District staff what key plans are being developed, including goals and capital projects, and how they will impact recreation in Naperville

    Guests: Executive Director Brad Wilson, Director of Recreation Andrea Coates, and Director of Planning Eric Shutes

    • 23 min
    S33 - Episode 01 - Introduction to the 2023 State of the Naperville Park District Address

    S33 - Episode 01 - Introduction to the 2023 State of the Naperville Park District Address

    The purpose of this episode is to kick off the 2023 podcast series and introduce this year’s theme of sustainability as it pertains to District operations across the organization in addition to providing a retrospective of 2022 and a high-level overview of the aspects to be covered in the subsequent 2023 SoPD episodes.

    Guests: Executive Director Brad Wilson and Board President Mary Gibson

    • 15 min
    S32 Episode 02: Lifelong Fitness in All Seasons

    S32 Episode 02: Lifelong Fitness in All Seasons

    Diana, a fitness member and part-time customer service representative at Fort Hill Activity Center, recounts her fitness journey from her early years as a teacher to her current life as a retiree.

    • 15 min

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