Mission & Goals


Foss Park District - Mission and Goals

Our Commitment to You!


The mission of the Foss Park District (FPD) is to accommodate its culturally diverse residents with parks and recreation services.


The vision of the Foss Park District is to provide exceptional park and recreational services to our culturally diverse community.


• Accountability…We will work to achieve the most effective and efficient use of our financial resources.

• Communication…We will work to effectively inform the community.

• Honesty…We will be trustworthy and develop a good standing with the community.

• Professionalism…We will project positive actions, appearances, and attitudes when interacting with community, board, and staff.

• Commitment…We will adhere to the mission, vision and values of the FPD.

• Efficiency...We will work to make the best us of tax dollars.
• Making a Difference…We will strive to positively influence individuals, families, the economy, and the environment.


The Foss Park District strategic plan for 2020-2022. The process relies heavily on community, Park Board, and staff perspectives and their knowledge of the North Chicago community. In addition, this strategic plan is being framed around existing initiatives the District has undertaken.

Align Programs with Community Needs

Provide Communication Tools that Welcome and Attract Residents

Develop Flexible Pricing Strategies

Financial Theme:

Fiscally Responsible

Increase Revenue

Prudent Financial Planning

Increase Program and Facility Revenue

Internal Business Theme:

Operational Excellence

Maintaining Operational Quality

Build Strategic Alliances

Develop Sustainable Practices

Employee Learning and Growth Theme:

Dedicated Staff

Create Job Value

Training Approaches for Educated Staff

Employee Learning and Growth Theme: Sound Management

Empower Staff

Quality Decision Making


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  • 1730 Lewis Avenue
  • North Chicago, IL 60064
  • 847-689-7480
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023
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Foss Park District
  • 1730 Lewis Avenue
  • North Chicago, IL 60064
  • 847-689-7480