Woodridge Park District officials will present a five-year strategic plan to the village board Thursday, assessing the future viability of Village Greens of Woodridge golf course.
The presentation will preface the finalization of a long-term lease agreement between the two governmental bodies. The agreement would permit continued management of the golf course by Woodridge Park District.
The Woodridge Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Werch Board Room at Village Hall, located at 5 Plaza Drive.
According to the park district, the five-year strategic plan being presented to the village board Thursday night is the result of efforts by park district staff to “facilitate a clear vision for the highest and best use of our municipal golf course and to structure the optimum management model to ensure that a valuable recreation amenity can be provided to the citizens on a basis that is fiscally self-sustaining.”
To view the five-year strategic plan in its entirety, click here.
Background on Woodridge’s municipal golf course
Village Greens of Woodridge, a 115 acre, 18-hole golf course located at 1575 W. 75th Street, was purchased through referendum in 1972 to provide outdoor recreation, open space and flood control facilities for the village. The golf course is managed by the Woodridge Park District through an intergovernmental agreement that has been in place since 1997.
In August, village staff recommended the evaluation of land-use options and potential financial investment needed to improve and maintain the golf course, which is currently in need of, among other things, a new irrigation system and maintenance facility.
“The staff is recommending this step as a means to be prudent,” said Village Administrator Kathleen Rush in August. “We want to ensure that, prior to making a significant investment in the golf course, the Village Board has sufficient data and an opportunity to weigh options and input received from the community.”