Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan Development



Why is the Mt. Prospect Park District adopting a Strategic Plan?

A Strategic Plan clarifies who we are, why we exist, where we are as an organization and where we are heading to the board, leadership team, staff and community. Implementation of the Strategic Plan should clarify purpose and align systems and efforts while setting a standard for continuous improvement for the next 3-5 years.

The Mt. Prospect Park District Strategic Plan seeks to:

      1. Establish future direction
      2. Align the organization with strategic direction
      3. Incorporate resident needs into future planning
      4. Drive innovation as part of the organizational culture
      5. Assess values in order to identify and strengthen elements of organizational culture
      6. Develop a preliminary approach to infrastructure and capital project needs
      7. Establish a foundation for a subsequent master plan process

Mt. Prospect Park District Strategic Planning Process

Needs Assessment / Environmental Scan (Where we are?)

  • Conduct Community Attitude & Opinion Survey (October 2017 – December 2017)

The Park District hired aQity Research & Insights to conduct a statistically valid community survey. The survey will identify community needs for recreation and measure resident satisfaction with Park District facilities, programs and services. The final survey report was presented to the Park Board of Commissioners on January 17, 2018. Download the final report here.













  • Conduct Community & Stakeholder Focus Groups (November 2017 – January 2018)

The Park District conducted 3 community focus groups comprised of 60 randomly selected resident/participants. Participants attended a one hour focus group to identify and prioritize critical issues including district strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Additional Focus Groups included Local Government/Community Partners, the Park District Board of Commissioners, and Park District staff.

  • Internal: Trends analysis, market analysis, competitive analysis (October 2017 – February 2018)


Strategic Plan Development (Mapping Our Future)

  • District staff will develop the Strategic Plan based on the information obtained and the priorities identified through the needs assessment.
    • Develop Mission, Vision & Values – Leadership Team (January – February 2018)
    • Develop Strategic Themes & Objectives – Leadership Team (February – March 2018)
    • Develop Strategic Initiatives – Full Time Staff (March – April 2018)
    • Finalize Strategic Plan for recommendation to Board of Commissioners (May – June 2018)
    • Implementation Post Board Approval (July 2018)