Standard: The agency shall compile a complete and current inventory of parkland and recreation facilities, programs and services in the service area, including those provided by the agency and those offered by schools and other alternative public, private, non-profit providers.
Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide a complete and current inventory of parkland, programs and services available in the community, describe the frequency of updates, and describe how the agency makes use of this information.
Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 8 – Recreation Program Planning, pp. 129-130.
Agency Evidence of Compliance:
As part of the Park District's comprehensive master planning processes, which takes place every 10 years, the Park District completes an inventory of parks and recreation facilities as well as programs and services provided by the Park District and other providers in Oak Park. The most recent version, the 2015-2024 Park District of Oak Park Comprehensive Master Plan1 included such an inventory2. This inventory, along with level of service standards and equity mapping is used by the Park District Board of Commissioners and staff in determining the numbers and locations of new parks, park amenities, and/or recreation facilities.
Additionally, as part of comprehensive master planning process, staff also updated the inventory of recreation services offered throughout Oak Park, both by the Park District and other public, non-profit, and private service providers. This information is included in the Recreation Programming Plan3, which is updated every 5 years. This information is used by programming staff to identify new opportunities for programs and services in the community as well as potential partners. It is also used by staff to help avoid duplication of services.
Agency Self Assessment: MET