Northbrook Park District

Comprehensive Master Plan

Project Overview

Welcome to Moving Forward, the Northbrook Park District’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update!

The Northbrook Park District is currently updating its 2016-2026 comprehensive master plan. This update will refine and adjust the projects and goals for the Park District to complete over the final five years of the plan. During the planning process, we will be completing a detailed analysis of the Park District locations and offerings and collecting community input that will guide development over the next five years.


Community Survey: available 4/30 – 5/28

Community Meeting: 5/13 from 5:00-6:30 PM at (location)


Northbrook Park District

Hitchcock Design Group – Planning and Landscape Architecture


The Master Plan process consists of five phases starting with the Analyze Phase – where park and recreation 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 Envision Phase, the consultants will create consensus with community leaders on the needs of the Northbrook Park District for the next five years. 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 the stakeholders during this phase.

In the Prioritize Phase the consultants will continue to work with community leaders and the Park District to refine the strategies developed in the Envision Phase and determine the order in which these strategies will be implemented to meet the Park District’s most pressing needs. At the end of this phase, the consultants will deliver an Action Plan that shows each strategy, as a step-by-step project, on a five-year calendar.

In the final Master Plan phase, the consultant team will compile the results of the Master Plan Process including the identified community needs and implementation strategies and the five-year action plan into a comprehensive and user-friendly report. The report will also document the findings of the Analyze and Connect Phases showing the complete picture of the Northbrook Park District amenities and public perspective.