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4-Year Strategic Plan

What is a Strategic Plan?

The strategic plan focuses on the District’s operations and programs. During the strategic planning process, the District evaluates trends to align operations and offerings with community interests, needs, and the Districts mission, vision, and values. The District completes a strategic plan every four years.


Why complete a strategic plan?

As one of the top park districts in the state and an “Illinois Distinguished Agency” with a wide variety of outstanding programs, events, parks and facilities it is important for the Park District of Highland Park to continue to be proactive meeting the community’s ever-changing demands for programs and facilities.  Ongoing near-term strategic plans provide the means for the Park District to fulfill those evolving needs.


About the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

The 2016-20 Strategic Plan is a continuation of the District’s 2012-16 Strategic Plan and meets the near-term objectives identified in the District’s 10-year master plan — GreenPrint 2024.  In addition, the strategic plan incorporates new initiatives identified through a series of focus groups with staff, Board members, and community representatives that were conducted as part of the strategic planning process:


To view the complete plan, click here:  Strategic Plan 2016-2020

For a look at the 2012-16 Strategic Plan:  click here