Capital Development Plan
The Capital Development Plan (CDP) is the tool used by the Batavia Park District to plan and fund long range development and re-development projects.
The first generation of this plan, approved in 2001, was made up of 18 projects identified as high priorities by the Park District Board of Commissioners. This first plan, “Growing with Batavia… One Park at a Time”, was funded by a 4.1 million dollar bond sale. Over the length of the first generation plan 16 of the 18 identified projects were completed. Due to the success of the first generation of the CDP, a second generation was created. This plan, “Building Fun for your Future” has 15 identified projects. Several of these projects have now been completed. Click here to see highlights of all of the completed first and second generation projects. A listing of the second generation projects and a brief description of the projects can be found by clicking here.
One of the key elements of both the first and second generation plans as well as all plans going forward is the Playground Replacement Program. The District has scheduled the replacement of each of its playgrounds on a 15 year rotation. Click here to view the current schedule. To date 14 playgrounds have been replaced through this program.
Another key element of the CDP is our public input process. From the replacement of a mini-park playground to the development of our largest community park district residents have the opportunity to offer their thoughts and comments. Residents are notified by letters, post cards, and signage that there is to be a meeting regarding some type of project related to “their park”. These meeting offer residents the chance to review development/re-development plans, offer ideas for improvements, and discuss current amenities in their park. In some cases the meeting is called to actually vote on the types of playground equipment to be installed into their playground. This system of public input has served the district well for over a decade.