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Performance: Infrastructure

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Strategic Initiative: Maintaining & Improving our Infrastructure

The Park District has invested over $68 million in improvements of its parks, facilities, and equipment since the passing of the 2005 "Renew Our Parks" referendum.  It is vital that the Park District incorporate preventative and sustainable operational measures in order to maintain these investments  The following charts measure the current quality of the Park District's parks and maintenance as well as how consistently the Park District is following through with planned on-going improvements and upkeep to its parks and facilities.






















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Park Report Card

The Park System Grade is the average score, on a scale of 0 to 100, from the Park District's Park Report Card tool indicating the quality and maintenance of the park system. This measure does not include Park District buildings (except for public restrooms), pools, or dog parks.

*Data for this chart is updated annually in October from results from the Park District's Park Report Card program.

Park District Park Report Cards:
2019 Parks Report Card (pdf)
2018 Parks Repot Card (pdf)
2017 Park Report Card (pdf)
2016 Park Report Card (pdf)
2015 Park Report Card (pdf)
2014 Park Report Card (pdf)






 

 



Tree Inventory

The quality of the trees in our system based on a survey from GrafTree Care on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being the highest.

*Beginning in March 2015, data for this chart will be updated monthly from data from the Park District's GIS software. To access the full data on tree inventory please click here.

2019 Update
Who are the stakeholders impacted?
Park patrons and staff

What does the data say?
The average tree condition in Oak Park rose to 3.00 from 3.04 in 2019.

What is causing the data trend?
The removal of trees in poorer condition with new ones.

What outcome are we trying to achieve?
Incorporating sustainable practices to maintain and improve our infrastructure.


 



Capital Improvements

This area measures the status of all planned capital improvements for the current year as part of the Park District's Capital Improvement Plan and ADA Transition Plan.


























2019 Update
Who are the stakeholders impacted?
Staff and the Community

What does the data say?
The Park District has completed master plans for each of its parks as well as an ADA Transition Plan. These documents have outlined the specific improvements planned for each of the Park District’s parks and
facilities. Many improvements were made in 2019, including major improvements at Stevenson Park, Carroll Park, and Rehm Park and Pool. Overall, the Park District completed 93% of its ADA planned improvement and
82% of its improvements through the Capital Improvement Plan.

What outcome are we trying to achieve?
Using systematic approaches to maintain our infrastructure.
 








Utility Usage

The measurement of utilities used based on billing invoices.





















2019 Update
Who are the stakeholders impacted?
Staff and the Community

What does the data say?
Electricity (kWs) and gas (terms) decreased by 7% and natural gas increased by 20%. Due to data-cleaning, water, trash, and fuel data are unavailable at this time.

What is causing the data trend?
The main reasons for the decrease in electricity could be additional solar panels added to Park District facilities. Natural gas may be higher due to construction at Dole and Carroll Center where a gas heater was used to keep workers warm.

What outcome are we trying to achieve?
To incorporate sustainable practices to maintain and improve our infrastructure.
 

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