Comprehensive Master Plan – Charting Our Future

In November 2016, the Glenview Park District began work on a comprehensive master plan to establish a framework for future decision making. Once the process is completed, Charting Our Future: A 10-Year Plan for the Glenview Park District will serve as our guide to providing the parks, facilities and services that best suit our residents’ needs.

Community Input and Research Included:

  • 4,000+ households received a mailed community survey, 448 responses received
  • 2 community open houses held for park district residents to participate in person and share their ideas
  • 36 stakeholder interviews were conducted with representatives from affiliate organizations, citizen support groups and community agencies
  • 897 views were reported on our online engagement portal, with 107 connections and 88 completed surveys
  • 43 parks, natural areas, special use facilities were inventoried and compared with metrics from state and national benchmarks
  • 10 years of projected growth in our demographics has been compiled to help us make informed decisions as we chart our future

Preliminary Findings
A preliminary report of community feedback, input and research findings was presented to the board of commissioners and park district staff in April 2017. Resident feedback shows the Glenview Park District is a source of strong community pride. Park districts throughout the state are seen positively by 76 percent of users, while 93 percent of Glenview residents expressed a favorable opinion for the park district. The presentation can be viewed here.

Over the next few months, the team will be reviewing the data and developing strategies and priorities that will help the district make improvements that will take us into our next 100 years.