Your comments

They are here! We have two new sets of laptops and projectors. Thanks to the IT Department for getting these up and rolling this year. Here are a few notes from Keith:

  • It was impossible to find a bag that would fit everything, therefore we purchased a case for each projector and a case for each laptop. This will allow for some flexibility moving forward. (i.e. if you only need the projector you won’t have to lug the laptop with it and vice versa). However, if you need both remember to grab both cases.
  • Sign out of the laptop/projector will be the same as it has been in the past. Please fill out the sheet accordingly when you take a piece of equipment and return the piece of equipment.
  • Both setups currently reside at Prairie Point but eventually we will probably move one over to Civic Center so that we have a setup near to Civic Center, Boulder Point and Winrock. While keeping the other near Prairie Point, South Point and Fox Bend. Little White has its own setup that they use.

Thank you all for your contributions in February! We saw 10 new submissions this month and lots of comments and communication. Our Top 3 scores went to Rockie Veverka, Zack Donati, and Rich Zielke AND Donna Para (who tied). Some fun OPD swag is headed your way.

We love the idea of helping out the park district foundation.  

We will pass along this suggestion to see if we can increase awareness of this program and opportunity.

Thanks for sharing Zack and keep the ideas coming.

As we know, we already have tons of smart people doing smart things all throughout the district.

Why not share those ideas as Kristen suggests.

We will see what kind of training/brainstorming session can be created to help share these uses and provide those wonderful internal resources with the entire district.

Hey Zoe.

Thanks for sharing your idea with the lab.  We are always happy to see submissions from new faces.

We love the idea of creating a safer play space so we will definitely pass along your idea for consideration.

Keep the ideas coming.

Good morning Zack.

Thanks for sharing your idea.  While we recognize that we all have a role to promote the Park District, dedicating someone to go around and act as an enthusiastic champion for the district sounds like a great idea.  We will pass along our suggestion and see what can be done.

Keep sharing your thoughts.  We can't wait to see what you will come up with next.

Thanks, Marcee. We appreciate your Facebook enthusiasm. With the volume of program areas and program offerings the Park District has, it isn’t feasible to maintain a page for each one.

The Park District’s Facebook page is the best vehicle for sharing information and driving enrollments, and we welcome updates from all program areas across the District.

Thanks to Anita for the great suggestion and to our Safety Council for working on the solution.

Another win for the Park District and its patrons thanks to Anita, the Safety Council and the Innovation Lab.

You should be seeing a Values Team member soon who will be presenting you with an A.T.O.M. Anita.

Keep the ideas coming.

Hey Karla.

So, I heard through the "safety vine" that some new lighting for the Boulder Point vestibule was in the works.

Thanks for your submission and thanks to Operations and the Safety Council for checking into this.

I would expect another A.T.O.M. to be on his way to your desk shortly.

Thanks again and keep "lighting up" the lab.