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Understanding that “if you build it, they will come” the District is preparing for the spring and summer seasons ahead. Whether a plan takes the form of an advance arrangement, detailed proposal or a simple decision; there are many types of plans underway at the Mt. Prospect Park District.


With spring prep in mind, Parks & Planning is out fulfilling a long list of tasks ensuring park readiness for baseball, soccer, games, bicycles, dog walking, picnics and more. 

The Recreation and Community Relations teams have plans in place for a full roster of programs/events including the annual Egg Hunt, Mt. Melas Adventure Run, Earth Day, Day Camp, Athletics, Dance Recitals, summer swimming and the Veterans Memorial Bandshell Monday/Thursday Concert Series. After a two year hiatus, the Mt. Prospect Community Band is busy planning their return! 


Does your teen need a summer job? District annual planning always includes the recruitment of new staff! Park District employment provides the opportunity to make new friends and expand your skill set while serving your community. Fill out an application online.


Planning a milestone event for 2022? Friendship Park Conservatory hosts beautiful weddings and parties for all of life’s defining events. (Anniversaries, memorials, showers, birthdays). Act now and fill out a Rental Request Form at mppd.org as summer/fall dates are filling up fast. 


A good plan is often the result of a comprehensive project. Work is underway to create The 2022 Comprehensive Master Plan. The project creates a roadmap for a system-wide approach to evaluating parks and open space, recreational facilities and amenities in order to develop goals, policies and guidelines along with achievable strategies. The plan will be a resource for future development and redevelopment of District parks, open space, and recreation system providing guidance for the next 20 years.

Attend a Community Open House Meeting to learn more about playground improvements, ask questions and provide input.


Tuesday, March 15

4-5:30 pm

Robert Frost School

1308 Cypress Drive

Mount Prospect


Thursday, March 17

4-5:30 pm

Devonshire School

1401 Pennsylvania Ave

Des Plaines