Comprehensive Master Plan

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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.

The preliminary Action Plan is now available for review

Findings from the first stages of the planning process were used to identify Park District needs and develop strategies to address those needs. As the action plan was developed, these strategies were refined, the current list can be viewed here.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the strategies listed in the action plan, please reach out to James Warnstedt, Superintendent of Park & Facility Services, at

These strategies have been organized into a 10-year Action Plan that details out each strategy year by year. The following criteria were used to determine when a strategy should be implemented 

  • More data is needed concerning indoor space, market, or program needs to inform the required investments
  • It is a currently ongoing project or is linked to an ongoing project
  • It will meet recreation needs
  • It is aging or broken
  • Priority score as determined by Park District staff and board members (average score is seen in the lower left corner of each applicable strategy)
  • It is part of a funding opportunity such as a grant
  • Assimilation rate of staff and board members
  • Attainability
  • It is part of a continuing improvement initiative

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Planning Process

The Comprehensive Master Plan process is divided into five steps: analyze, connect, envision, prioritize, and implement. The first four steps have been completed and the Park District and planning teams are proceeding with the implement phase per the below timeline.

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 on January 11 and February 8
  • 36 stakeholder interviews were conducted in 6 groups 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, 20 poll responses and almost 40 comments
  • 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

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Sample Finding Page

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 following links are the Inventory and Analysis Phase and Connect Phase results that were presented to the Glenview Park District.

Inventory and Analysis Phase Results

Connect Phase Results


The following maps are from the Inventory and Analysis Phase. Additional maps and park district data can be found in the above Inventory and Analysis Phase Results.

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Glenview Park District Inventory Map

09-Overall Service Area-Schools

Glenview Park District Overall Level of Service Map