Ray McGury, the executive director for the Naperville Park District, is stepping down from his role, effective end of day February 1.

McGury is leaving for a new opportunity after spending more than 13 years on the job, according to a press release from the Naperville Park District.

He is cited for leading the park district to achieve a number of accomplishments, including national recognition from the National  Recreation and Park Association. Also under his leadership, the park district has embarked on a variety of projects to expand agency services. Those include the completion of the Nike Sports Complex, the remediation of Sportsman’s Park, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, renovation of Centennial Beach, and the development of the 95th Street Community Plaza and Wolf’s Crossing Community Park.

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