Wowzas! 500+ Poll Responses and Counting…

Kudos, Park Ridge! We couldn’t be happier to see all the steady feedback rolling in as part of Park Ridge Wonderful, the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Poll #2 has been open for just under two-weeks and we have already received over 500+ entries and hundreds more thoughtful, open-response comments. What’s better? Even more ideas are streaming in via the Website Idea Toolclick here to view.

What’s next…

As summer 2019 comes to a close, the planning team will be using the rest of August and early September to analyze all this great feedback and outline findings. Recurring outreach themes and priorities, as identified via community engagement to date, will be used to develop materials and collaborative activities as part of the ‘Park Ridge Wonderful Workshop #2’, coming this Fall – details TBD. Please stay engaged, continue to share, and enjoy the rest of summer in the city.

Poll #2 remains OPEN, so if you haven’t already taken it — please do so today, click here or button below.

Scroll down to view recent ideas submitted via the website. Add yours to the mix, click here or button below.

  • “Park Ridge should open a city-owned and operated co-working space to encourage work-at-home professionals and startups to consider Park Ridge as their base of operations.”
  • “Uptown could use some brighter lighting. In the winter especially, it looks “closed” even on busy weekends.”
  • “It would also be great to see a children’s garden or a musical garden!”
  • “Improved traffic flow and/or signage along Prospect Ave near the railroad crossing and intersections of Summit, Courtland, and Vine Avenues could reduce confusion of drivers at these chaotic intersections, improving safety to both pedestrians and drivers. Better pedestrian safety and “walkability” here could further the value of Hodges Park as a community gathering place.”
  • “My idea is to create a “dog park or dog run” in as many of our different neighborhood parks as possible. Nothing fancy or costly—use an existing grassy area and put up a chain link fence. I think dog owners would welcome an area within walking distance of their own house to play fetch, and let dogs socialize and run a bit.”
  • “Let’s keep the bars and restaurants coming with less banks and nail salons.”
  • “Keep planting and caring for our trees.”
  • “More public art!”