The Comprehensive Master Plan process consists of four phases starting with the Analysis Phase – where Park District assets and issues within the parks, facilities, and programs are identified.
Next, the consultant team and Park District will collect public opinion to understand how residents use the Park District’s offerings and to identify future needs in the Connect Phase. This phase includes the online community survey noted above.
During the Preferred Strategy phase, the consultants will create consensus with community leaders on an overall strategy, including the most promising maintenance plans, public improvements, and community opportunities. The consultants will also develop preliminary strategies based on local and regional market characteristics, physical, cultural, and financial resources, and the expectations and needs of stakeholders. At the end of this phase, the consultants will deliver a concise Strategy Statement, Preliminary Framework, Appearance and Identity Plans, and Preliminary Implementation Recommendations.
In the Master Plan phase, the consultant team will document the finalized recommendations including an implementation table outlining 5 year implementation projects and step-by-step implementation guidance.