From changes in leadership and administrative staff to shifting demographics, today’s Palatine Park District community looks very different than the Palatine Park District of 2005, the last time the District completed a Comprehensive Master Plan.
Comprehensive Master Plan
The planning process covers six key stages including Assess, Connect, Envision, Prioritize, Plan, and Implement. The results of the initial five stages have been compiled and synthesized into this master plan document, while the sixth stage, Implementation, is to be completed through the use of the document above.
The planning process began in the summer of 2014 with an extensive inventory and analysis of the Palatine Park District’s park and open space assets, indoor facilities, and social and economic context. An analysis of the recreation programs gave insight into the services provided by the District. Next, staff, stakeholders, the Board of Commissioners, and community provided awareness of the issues and needs facing the Park District through various platforms.
Upon completion of the inventory and analysis and community engagement phases, visioning sessions helped the planning team develop the comprehensive plan alternative strategies. After extensive input from the Board of Commissioners and staff, the alternative strategies were prioritized and incorporated into an action plan that will be implemented over the next five years with an outlook to the next ten years.
Goals for this Comprehensive Plan include:
- Assess the existing park, facility, and programming conditions.
- Determine community sentiment about existing district services and facilities.
- Identify park, facility, operational, and programming needs.
- Define strategic, measurable, and obtainable goals and objectives.
- Outline a five-year action plan for implementation that also includes action items to be completed after the initial five years.
How to Use the Plan
This master plan document should be used by the Palatine Park District staff and Board of Commissioners as a guide to implement the primary action items over the next five to ten years. The Action Plan should be thought of as a “working list” that will need to be updated annually.
Published: 22 September 2015