Strategic Plan

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In 2017, the Mt. Prospect Park District initiated a Strategic Planning Process to develop its formal Strategic Plan for 2018 and beyond. The goal of the plan is to provide the District with a clearly defined purpose, align systems and set a standard for continuous improvement over the next 3-5 years.


Mission Statement

To provide exceptional parks and recreational experiences that enrich the quality of life for present and future generations.


Vision Statement

To become the primary source of recreational opportunities while achieving the highest standards of customer service, instilling a culture of innovation, and exercising fiscal responsibility. 


Core Values

Customer Service • Innovation • Accountability

Fiscal Responsibility • Excellence


Download a copy of our Strategic Plan here.



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.