The Chicago Park District is creating a new strategic plan, and we want to hear from you! 

Our last plan was created in 2012, so it’s time for us to revisit our goals and strategies to keep Chicago one of the world’s best places to live, work, and play. Our goal is for the plan to be completed in Summer 2024.  

Community Input  

Community input is key to developing this plan. We welcome you to participate in our survey and town halls.  

  • Community Survey
    We invite you to “Picture Your Parks” and complete this survey. The survey will be open through February 18, 2024, and is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Polish.

  • Town Halls

    We are hosting in-person and virtual town halls that are open to all community members. These events will be in open house format, so please stop by whenever is convenient for you during the scheduled time.  View our virtual town hall presentation here

    The town halls will be held on the following dates.

    • Wednesday, January 17 – Virtual
      6:00 – 7:00 pm
      Join the Virtual Town Hall here
    • Thursday, January 18 – McKinley Park
      5:00 – 7:00 pm
      2210 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL 60609
    • Saturday, January 20 – Horner Park
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      2741 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
    • Tuesday, January 23 – Virtual
      6:00 – 7:00 pm
      Join the Virtual Town Hall here
    • Wednesday, January 24 – Garfield Park (Golden Dome)
      5:00 – 7:00 pm
      100 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624
    • Thursday, January 25 – Virtual
      12:00 – 1:00 pm
      Join the Virtual Town Hall here
    • Monday, January 29 – South Shore Cultural Center
      6:00 – 8:00 pm
      7059 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60649
    • *Canceled* Wednesday, February 7 – Virtual
      Due to technical difficulties, this virtual town hall has been rescheduled. 
      We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • *New* Tuesday, February 13 – Virtual
      6:00 – 7:00 pm
      Join the Virtual Town Hall here


We are eager for your feedback to help us 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.