The priority this year is to manage the huge new volumes of people using the regional parks and trails during the pandemic and after.

This means moving toward opening new parklands, new trails, and adding the staff needed to make them safe and a positive experience for the residents of the two counties.


We need to do this while balancing the demand for access to people wishing to enjoy nature and the need to preserve wilderness and habitat. I believe the Park District is resourceful enough to do this successfully.