Plan to Play Huntley's Story



Mission Statement:

Connecting the community.

Vision Statement:

To be a leader in providing recreation for generations.

Core Values:

Fun: We believe that recreation and leisure activities should be enjoyable and entertaining. We strive to provide fun experiences for all ages and abilities, promoting healthy lifestyles through playful activities.

Inclusive: We believe that everyone deserves equitable access to our services and programs. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and supported.

People-Focused: We believe that our success depends on the satisfaction and happiness of our employees, customers, and community members. We are committed to putting people first, fostering a positive culture, and providing exceptional customer service.

Sustainable: We believe that our actions have an impact on the environment and future generations. We are committed to promoting sustainable practices, protecting natural resources, and reducing our carbon footprint. We strive to be responsible stewards of our resources and leave a positive legacy for future generations.


Where do we need more parks, playgrounds, and/or other facilities? What recreational programs do you want to see?
How can parks and recreation help address certain challenges facing our community?

To answer answering questions like these and create a vision for the next 10 years, we launched Plan To Play Huntley, the agency's park and recreation Strategic Master Plan, in May of 2022.




The Strategic Master Plan is a comprehensive planning document that covers various interconnected topics and provides a prioritized roadmap to meet future parks, recreational, programming, environmental, operational and maintenance needs. 


This dynamic, data-driven blueprint will help strengthen existing programs, identify improvements, new development and land acquisitions so we can adapt to the community’s changing demographics.




Public Input Process

To gain a better understanding of the current state of the District and determine future needs and priorities, the planning process gathered input from Huntley residents. This involved several methods such as stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions including a dedicated meeting for Del Webb’s Sun City residents, a public workshop, an online community survey, a statistically valid survey, and the crowdsourcing website More than 1,200 individuals participated in these mediums, including elected and appointed officials, employees, and residents who represented a diverse range of community groups serving the Huntley community.


Resident Survey

As part of the public input process, a statistically valid Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment survey was sent to randomly selected households in the District's boundaries to help the District plan for future recreation programs and facilities that meet the community’s needs and preferences.

The goal was to obtain 350 completed surveys from residents. The goal was exceeded with 478 completed surveys collected. The overall results for the sample of 478 households have a precision of at least +/-4.4 at the 95% level of confidence.

Priorities for Program & Facilities/Amenities Investments

While these priorities are based solely on the survey, this data is one piece among many data points gathered during the Master Plan process. All factors and measurements must be included when considering investment in any facility/amenity or program.

Through the statistically valid survey, facilities/amenities and programs were rated for investment priority.

Based on the survey, the highest priority programs for investment included:

  • Community special events
  • Adult fitness & wellness programs
  • Cultural enrichment programs/events
  • Senior trips
  • Senior fitness/wellness programs

The highest priority facilities/amenities for investment included:

  • Multi‐use paved trails
  • Indoor pool/aquatic center
  • Indoor walking/jogging track
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Off‐leash dog park
  • Sled hills & ice rink