Standard: The agency shall assess periodically societal and local recreation and leisure trends and determine how those trends impact existing and projected user populations.
Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide trends analysis, describe frequency of updates, and describe linkage to agency goals and objectives.
Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 23 – Evaluation and Action Research, p. 644.
Agency Evidence of Compliance:
A recreation trend analysis1 is prepared as part of development of the Park District's comprehensive master plan, which occurs every 10 years. The most recent version of this plan was completed in 2014 for implementation beginning in 2015. The analysis includes data on national trends as well as information specific to the Oak Park community. It becomes part of the research that shapes the plan recommendations and objectives2 created for the Park District that result in a mix of one-time and on-going goals for the Park District over the next decade.
Agency Self Assessment: MET