To provide the very best in park and recreational opportunities, facilities and open lands for our community.
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:
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.
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.