Standard: The agency shall have established maintenance and operations standards that are reviewed periodically for management of all park and recreation areas and facilities, including specialty facilities such as marinas, ice rinks, golf courses, zoological facilities, equestrian facilities, aquatic or athletic facilities, nature centers, where applicable. Parks, facilities and other recreational elements should be identified according to the intended use of the area, ranging from heavily used and high developed areas to those that are lightly used and less developed via a park classification or maintenance classification system. Each of these areas should be assigned an appropriate set of maintenance standards including both recommended frequency and acceptable quality.
Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide the maintenance standards for all parks, facilities and specialty areas, including evidence of park maintenance classification according to the intended use of the area, ranging from heavily used and high developed areas to those that are lightly used and less developed. Provide the most recent review or update.
Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 12 – Physical Resource Management, pp. 253 and 263; Chapter 13 – Management Operations, pp. 290-300.
Agency Evidence of Compliance:
As good stewards of the public trust, the Park District of Oak Park is committed to preserving and protecting the significant investment in capital and assets the citizens of Oak Park have made. The Park District has developed maintenance and operations standards for its grounds1 and special facilities2-3. Each of these documents were updated in 2014 (exact date is listed on each cover sheet). Memos4-6 were written to share the updates with staff after the plans were completed.
Agency Self Assessment: MET