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Strategic Planning Process


The Park District of Oak Park is embarking on a process to develop a three-year strategic plan. The goals of the planning process are to transfer knowledge in creating a strategy-focused organization and to develop a process that becomes institutionalized within the District. Furthermore, the strategic plan will provide future vision for the District and result in a more meaningful and rewarding work environment. The process will emphasize simplicity and brevity in its approach and result in a plan that employees will easily understand and embrace.

There is a compelling need to continuously improve parks and facilities throughout the District due to the Park District’s limited green space and the growing population in Oak Park. The Park District successfully implemented strategic plans for both 2013-2015 and 2016-2018. This new plan will allow the District to continue to build on its successes.

As part of the strategic planning process, focus groups will be held with leaders from local governments, the faith community, the media, not-for-profit organizations, local businesses, key partners, and affiliate groups. Additionally, a public meeting will be held to collect community input. All are invited to attend this community meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 11 from 7 - 8pm at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Avenue.

The 2019-2021 plan is slated to be presented to the Park Board on December 6, 2018.


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