Comprehensive Attitude and Interest Survey Results

In the fall of 2016, the Oak Brook Park District, in cooperation with the Office of Recreation & Park Resources at the University of lllinois, conducted a survey to learn your present and future needs for park district programs, facilities, and open lands. We have utilized the information from the surveys to help prioritize projects and will implement the results into longterm planning. (Click for survey results)


Strategic Planning, Master Plan

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2016 Strategic Plan Strategic Plan

The Oak Brook Park District’s Strategic Planning process focuses on developing a tactical and adaptive working plan linking our mission, vision, and core values with policy making and organization. This will ensure the operational goals for the next three years fall within the parameters of our mission and vision.

Our strategic initiatives focus on:

  • Providing the very best facilities
  • Providing the very best parks, and being leaders in conservation and open space
  • Providing the very best in recreational opportunities
  • Developing the very best team
  • Fiscal responsibility


2017 Strategic Plan Update



2014 Community Wide Needs Assessment Community Survey

Download Needs Assessment Results: Demographic Comparative Analysis 2014

The Oak Brook Park District conducted a comprehensive Needs Assessment and Community Interest survey in 2014. The assessment was designed to gauge our community's current usage, satisfaction, and recreational needs.

Results of this survey are utilized in our Annual Strategic Planning process as well as our Master Planning processes. To obtain a copy of the full survey, please contact Jessica Cannaday.



10-Year Master Plan:

Final Baseball Field Concept Rendered (Updated 5-27-14)

Ballfield Rendering


Master Plan Document

The Oak Brook Park District commissioners approved the agency’s first master plan during the regular park board meeting on Mon., Nov. 14, 2011Master Plan

This marks the first time commissioners and staff have come together to approve a 10 year road map of projects and goals since the agency’s inception in 1962.

“While the timeline of the individual projects aren’t set in stone,” says Laure Kosey, executive director, “it gives us a concrete plan for the future of the park district.”

The $3.3 Million plan, which was a collaboration of SRBL Architects, Oak Brook Park District staff as well as resident and member focus groups, is a 3-phase plan targeting 2 years, 5 years and 10 years. It includes improvements to the Oak Brook Tennis Center, renovations for the Splash Pad, linking the pathway system throughout Central Park, a synthetic soccer field and the expansion of the Central Park Disc Golf Course.

 “We were careful to plan within our means,” says Kosey.  “The intended projects focus on improving what we have and will not significantly increase maintenance demands for the district.”

All of the projects included within the Master Plan will be funded through the issue of non-referendum municipal bonds and will not increase the tax burden on Oak Brook Park District residents.





Updated Master Plan, Phase l (2/28/12)

Master Plan





Oak Brook Park District Comprehensive Master Plan Overview 3/24/14