Des Plaines Park District

Community Needs Survey

The purpose of this community study was to obtain input from Des Plaines Park District residents on: 1) use of parks, facilities, and programs; 2) opinions regarding operations (e.g., staffing, facilities/parks condition/upkeep, programs); 3) understanding reasons for not using parks, facilities, and programs/events; 4) assess resident opinions of priorities for capital improvement projects; and 5) evaluate programs (e.g., dance, fitness, sport, youth, camps, active adults, and special events).

The University of Illinois Office of Recreation and Park Resources  and Des Plaines Park Board of Commissioners and Staff developed the survey collaboratively. A total of 627 surveys were completed for a 12% response rate.

Thank you for completing the Community Needs Assessment, this important tool helps in building and providing insight on our Strategic and Comprehensive Master Plans.

Community Needs Assessment: Final Report

Appendix A: Open Ended Feedback

Appendix B: Resident Survey

Thank you to the College of Applied Health Sciences


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711