On June 14, 2017, the South Suburban Board of Directors approved the 2017 Strategic Plan. The 2017 Strategic Plan is an internally-focused document that will help SSPRD identify and address its vision and goals for the next five to ten years. It compares where SSPRD is currently at with these goals and vision and develops a strategy for bridging the gap.
It has been developed as a companion document to the 2017 Master Plan. Like the Master Plan, the Strategic Plan supports a critical opportunity for SSPRD to build off the energy of new leadership, respond to the needs of SSPRD’s diverse communities and envision how the award-winning SSPRD system can find fresh ways to implement its mission and serve the community.
The Strategic Plan identifies our mission, vision, and values, analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization, and establishes overarching goals and objectives. This information, collected from public outreach meetings and interviews with staff, will be the basis of our path to excellence as an organization and to what is possible for us to become in the future.
South Suburban Park and Recreation District is a citizen-founded organization with a mission to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails and open space and by providing recreational services and programs.
South Suburban Park and Recreation District will seek to foster a culture of quality facilities, professional staff, and exemplary services that enhance the quality of life in the communities they serve, now and into the future.
Our Overarching Goals
The Strategic Plan identifies three overarching goals for SSPRD that reflect the mission, vision, and values, built off of the SWOT analysis, and can be used to implement the four guiding principles identified in the Master Plan.
Each goal is meant to focus SSPRD on achieving a specific outcome within the next five to ten years and has several recommended objectives and “areas of action,” which provide further direction on how the goals can be achieved.
The three overarching goals are:
- Embrace Our Guiding Principles - to become a recognized leader
in the parks and recreation
- Value Our Staff - to become a responsive, wellrespected, and desired employer
for parks and recreation
- Engage Our Future - to increase the organizational
sustainability of SSPRD to ensure
we can serve our communities
well into the future.
The Strategic Plan expands on these three goals, detailing their meaning, why they’re important, upcoming opportunities, and potential next steps.
To see the 2017 Strategic Plan and its Appendices, click the links below:
SSPRD 2017 Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan Appendices