Small Community Parks and Recreation Master Planning Resource Guide Version II Individual Professional/Student Edition
The Small Community Parks and Recreation Master Planning Resource Guide Version II provides an affordable step-by-step outline manual for students or individual professionals wanting to learn how to prepare a master plan for smaller park and recreation agencies.
The authors are professional parks and recreation planners who have conducted more than 450 successful community plans around the United States.
This guide explains tasks can be completed by agencies and provides an overview of other tasks, such as a statistically valid survey, which may be most effectively and efficiently completed as contracted services, and why they are important.
In addition, it provides an overview of the potential decision to contract with an independent third party, such as a professional park, recreation, and open space management consulting firm, which can provide unbiased credibility to the planning process.
Suggestions for decision-making, community and stakeholder engagement, innovative inventory and programming analysis, financial review, technological tools, and an appropriate approval process are included.
A full Version I Full Guide is also available separately, which includes 18 valuable appendix resources, such as questionnaires, matrices, invitation and inventory templates, and other sample documents to help fully implement a comprehensive planning process.
Chapter 1: Why a Master Plan?
Chapter 2: Start Up
Chapter 3: The Planning Context
Chapter 4: Assessment of Community Need
Chapter 5: Inventory, Analysis, and Forecasting Needs
Chapter 6: Programming and Management Practices
Chapter 7: Goals and Recommendations
Chapter 8: Supporting Documents
Chapter 9: Putting the Master Plan Together
Chapter 10: Exploration of Other Potential Plans
Chapter 11: Glossary of Terms