Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Community Workshop on Tuesday, October 15th!

Highlights and updates coming soon! In the interim, please click the follow button, enter your email, and subscribe for project notifications.

Student Focus Group Success

Special thanks to the 100+ students at Lincoln and Emerson Middle School who shared their ideas on how to improve the future of Park Ridge! The Park Ridge Wonderful outreach team conducted a series of student focus groups on October 3rd and 4th to speak with students about the Comprehensive Plan and gather their input. We came away with a solid list of resounding themes which we will share at the next community workshop on October 15th and send out via an e-newsletter to website subscribers. Enter your email via the “follow” button today!

Poll #2: Results

Thanks to the hundreds of Park Ridge residents, business owners, local leaders, and stakeholders who shared input as part of the second community poll. The poll was posted on July 30th and closed on September 9th, 2019. Your responses and comments are currently being reviewed and a summary of findings will be posted to the website and highlighted at the next community workshop on Tuesday, October 15th; please see details above. Have ideas in the interim? Awesome. Please click the button below and share them with us.


View Summary of Poll #1

What elements foster healthy, vibrant communities? What are Park Ridge’s best assets and biggest opportunities for improvement? How can we make Park Ridge an even more wonderful place to live? The results are in! Many thanks to everyone who participated in our first Park Ridge Wonderful Poll – click here to view the summary.

Visioning Ensues at the Park Ridge Wonderful Workshop!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Park Ridge Wonderful Visioning Workshop on Tuesday, June 25th at the Park Ridge Library. This was the first community workshop as part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which will help shape and guide Park Ridge for the next 10-20 years. So many thoughtful ideas and comments were shared, mapped, and prioritized.   Insights included economic development desires and opportunities zones; creative approaches to parking and infill; eco-green initiatives and bridging recycling / composting efforts with businesses and restaurants for bigger, better impacts; the need for events that focus on the many teens and tweens of Park Ridge; creative thoughts on bringing the community together through arts / culture; traffic and mobility recommendations including mini roundabouts, turn-lanes, signs and signals; streetscape needs like brighter streetlights; and ensuring inclusivity, diversity, and a welcome homescape for all residents, races and cultures… to name a few!

Click to View Workshop Summary


Past Outreach Events:

Poll #2 Closed 9/09

The results of the second community poll are currently being compiled and reviewed. Stay tuned for updates!

Poll #1 Summary Posted 7/18

The results of the first community poll are up on the website! Click here to view. 

Park Ridge Wonderful Visioning Workshop 6/25

Workshop #1 is in the books. Our very first Community Workshop as part of the Park Ridge Wonderful Comprehensive Plan was held on Tuesday, June 25th from 6-7:30 pm at the Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S Prospect Ave. Thanks to everyone who came out and to the awesome folks at the Library for hosting us!

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 6/11

Commission updates are underway. On Tuesday, June 11th a presentation before the Park Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission took place to showcase updates on Community Engagement and Housing Analysis as part of Park Ridge’s Comprehensive Planning effort. Both presentations have been posted for easy viewing on the Documents page – click here.

Farmers’ Market Idea Booth 6/8

Farm fresh ideas at the ready. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Park Ridge Wonderful Idea Booth at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 8th. We are currently reviewing and summarizing the future visioning ideals shared and mapped. Please enter your email via the follow button to receive project updates (including the upcoming Farmers’ Market highlights) right to your inbox!  Double thanks to the Park Ridge Farmers’ Market for hosting our tent and helping us “farm” for ideas.

Project Background

Welcome to the project website for Park Ridge Wonderful, the City of Park Ridge’s New Comprehensive Plan! A lot of planning has been done over the past 5-10 years, but our City’s last Comprehensive Plan is going on 20+ years old. It goes without saying that a lot can, and has changed, in the course of two decades, so it’s due time that we check back in with our community to see where opportunities and needs reside! What do you love? What do you want to see improved? Start thinking, sharing, and spreading the word to your friends and neighbors to get involved. Explore the tools herein and enter your email via the “Follow” button to receive important event announcements and project updates (like this) right to your inbox!