The City of Evanston’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has launched a new process to determine priorities and needs for its outdoor parks, beaches and school playgrounds. All Evanston outdoor park facilities will be assessed on measures including cleanliness, safety, physical structures, appearance and functionality.

To understand how residents currently use parks and how satisfied they are with Evanston’s facilities, community members are encouraged to complete a brief survey at The survey is available in English and Spanish. Surveys are also available at all Evanston recreation community centers, Evanston Public Library locations, and the Morton Civic Center. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 14.

For more information, please visit, or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.