Bourbonnais Township Park District

Comprehensive Master Plan

Project Overview

Welcome to the online engagement!

The Bourbonnais Township Park District is developing a Comprehensive Master Plan for 2021-2026. This plan will outline projects and goals for the Park District to complete over the next five years. The planning team has completed a detailed analysis of the Park District locations and offerings and collected community input. We will now develop detailed strategies and the five-year action plan.

Take the Survey!

We want to hear from you. Please take our 15-minute survey to let us know what you think the Park District should focus on over the next five years.


The Community Survey is available from 4/14 – 5/12

A Community Meeting will be held at Recreation Station on 4/21/2021 at 6:30 PM. All are welcome.


Bourbonnais Township Park District

Hitchcock Design Group – Planning and Landscape Architecture


The Master Plan process consists of five phases starting with the Analyze Phase – where BTPD park and recreation assets and issues within the parks, facilities, and programs are identified and the Park District is compared against local, state, and national recreation Benchmarks.

Next, the consultant team and BTPD 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 build consensus with the Park District to determine the needs of the Bourbonnais Township 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 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 Bourbonnais Township Park District amenities and public perspective.