[Post Event Docs] Making the Grade: In-House Dashboards for a Data-Driven Culture

Summary, Discussion Guide, & Handout


From report cards to online data visualization. You can make in-house dashboards work for your organization - 

Is your community looking for innovative ways to relay the current health of your community parks to your team, elected boards, and the public?  Or have a way to proactively plan future improvement investments based on overall park health?  Perhaps a better ROI?

The answers to these questions aren’t always easy to come by, but there is hope (and it’s affordable too!).

The team at Park District of Oak Park, Illinois, developed an in-house, mobile evaluation tool to easily inspect and measure the quality of park conditions in order to ensure the highest level of service. This data is used for internal work plans, budget development, and public communication. Through this evaluation tool, Anyone can view the dashboards, whether they are Board members or residents. The data drives decision-making for capital investment, maintenance improvements, and prioritization.

Join the Alliance for Innovation and Greg Stopka, Strategy and Innovation Manager and Kyle Cratty, Director of Finance and Business Operations with the Park District of Oak Park, IL on June 27, for a review of their Parks Report Card as well as how the tool can:

  • Better communicate priorities internally among staff, board of commissioners, and the public
  • Transform an organization into a more results-driven culture.
  • Improve citizen engagement

Session Resources:

PDF iconParks Report Card Using Analytical Tools to Grade Your Parks

PDF iconParks Report Card