Our vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan define our path toward institutional excellence that will keep Chicago one of the world’s best places to live, work, and play.

The strategic plan and updates address critical areas of our work in the context of our values and vision.  

While the plan and subsequent updates represent a final product, it is a living document and the strategic planning process is ongoing and institutionalized. We have implemented a new performance management system that engages all departments in evaluation of their strategic and departmental goals relative to established metrics for achievement. We have ensured our core values are part of the goal setting in our budget process.  We have operationalized new technologies that collect and analyze data relative to nearly every aspect of our business, from customer behavior to facility maintenance.We continue to engage top academic and corporate strategy partners to keep us aligned with best practices and on the cutting edge of our field.

Never before has the Park District assembled such a powerful combination of vision and the tools and team necessary for its implementation. We will continue to learn, innovate, evolve, and keep Chicago’s park system among the best in the world.

If you have questions or comments about our strategic plan, contact us here.  We value your input.