The Mokena Community Park District is currently working with Design Perspectives to involve staff, Commissioners and members of the community to solicit input regarding current and future recreation needs.

Information has been collected during June and July through the following:

    *   Staff and community feedback meetings conducted on June 1.

    *   Commissioner feedback session on June 26

    *   Several meetings with members of the community that formulated a Delphi Focus Group

    *   Community survey distributed through random selection to 4,000 households through mail, email and telephone

    *   Stakeholder survey distributed through email to nearly 100 key community leaders and current and potential partners

    *   Site visits and inventories of all current MCPD parks and facilities


We encourage all individuals wishing to provide input to the process by taking a few minutes to complete the online survey by utilizing the following link:

There will be a meeting open to the public in September to discuss the preliminary findings.

Once all the information has been presented and analyzed, staff and Commissioners will work together to prioritize needs and develop a plan to meet needs identified.  A preliminary plan will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in October and finalized in November.  Once the plan is adopted, it will be utilized as a roadmap for development of the district over the course of the next 5-8 years.

If you have questions or comments regarding this process, please contact Executive Director Mike Selep at 708-390-2410 or

Thank you to all that have provided feedback.  We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to using the information collected to find ways to serve the community better. 


RFP is Released                                              March 6, 2018  Completed

Request for Proposals due                             March 23, 2018 Completed

Interviews                                                      April 10, 2018 Completed

Contract Awarded at Park Board Mtg.           April 24, 2018 Completed

P&R Master Plan Study                                  May 2018 - September 2018

Final Plan Presented to the Board                 October 9, 2018


RFP, Supporting Documents & Links

Request for Proposal Document

Comprehensive Site Plan Yunker Farm Park -Advisory Committee – 2002

Mokena Community Park District Comprehensive Master Plan 1995

Mokena Community Park District Comprehensive Master Plan 2005 

Mokena Community Park District Master Plan Update - 2010

Mokena Downtown TIF District Plan - December 2008

Mokena, Illinois Master Plan - August 2002