Northbrook Park District

Comprehensive Master Plan

Project Overview

Welcome to the Northbrook Park District’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update website!

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 current plan while also looking ahead to the next five years. During the planning process, we will be completing a detailed analysis of the Park District facilities and offerings and collecting community input that will guide the update of the Comprehensive Master Plan.

The Park District invites you to provide your input by clicking the Community Input tab to answer a variety of questions that will be available from April 30 through May 28. There will also be a community meeting that residents can attend on May 12. Click the Schedule tab for more information.


Online Community Input Questionnaire

The Community Input Online Portal is now closed

Public Input Results

An overview of the results of the Community Meeting held on May 12, 2021 and the Online Community Input will be presented to the Park Board on June 14, 2021


The Master Plan consists of five phases starting with the Analyze Phase, a process to identify park and recreation assets and issues within the parks, facilities, and programs.

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 input portal and community meeting 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 to ten 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 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 prepare an updated 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 report. The report will also document the findings of the Analyze and Connect Phases showing the complete picture of the Northbrook Park District’s amenities and public perspective.