Huntley, IL — May 20, 2022 – Huntley Park District is seeking to develop its first Strategic Master Plan.
Huntley Park District is looking to build a plan for play in the District that can help imagine the future of parks, recreation programs, events, and trails / open space needs. The community is encouraged to participate in this 9–12-month long project to help the District shape the future of parks and recreation in the Huntley area.
The District has hired Indianapolis-based, PROS Consulting, INC. a leader in parks and recreation consulting nationwide, and their Principal, Neelay Bhatt will be leading this project along with ETC Institute, a statistically-valid survey firm, from Kansas City.
Bhatt states, “The Huntley community has grown rapidly in the last decade and as we envision the future in a world impacted by Covid, this Strategic Master Plan is a critical component to developing that roadmap. Our approach focuses on innovation and inclusion, and we look forward to finding out the community’s values and vision for Huntley’s future.”
The District will conduct an in-person public input meeting open to all. Attendees will hear about the District’s future demographics and recreation trends while participating through live polling, Q&A, and public comments. The meeting will be on
Wednesday, June 8th
6:00 – 7:00pm
Cosman Theater of the Huntley Park District REC Center
12015 Mill St.
Huntley, IL 60142
“During this meeting, we will share information about the Strategic Master Plan and engage the community through a variety of questions, polling, and Q&A to hear their vision for play in Huntley. The input of our community members is immensely important to this process, and it will help guide our priorities for the next decade,” said Executive Director Scott Crowe.
The consulting team has also developed an ADA-accessible, multilingual crowdsourcing website to guide this project at www.PlanToPlayHuntley.com. “This site will serve as the one-stop-shop to provide all plan updates, list meeting dates, host online surveys, and ensure people can share their input any time during the planning process,” said Bhatt.
Meetings with key District and village leaders, staff, and user groups will also be conducted in June and this meeting will be followed by a statistically valid survey mailed to a random sample of Huntley Park District residents.
You can find out more information about the Public Meeting at www.PlanToPlayHuntley.com