The future of Parks and Recreation is in placemaking, but what exactly IS placemaking? Residents want to live and visit destinations where they can walk, dine, shop, and recreate all in a central location. Vibrant, thriving communities are those that embrace a sense of cohesion and place, with a wide variety of activities and amenities.
How does Parks and Recreation fit into the picture? By working with state and local agencies as well as private enterprises, to create viable spaces for recreational opportunities - trails, greenways, blueways, parks, and playgrounds.
MRPA knows that our industry is more important than ever, but to ensure a seat at the table, we need to be well-versed in what matters now. Below are valuable resources regarding placemaking: how-to guides, resource agencies, best-practices, and real-world examples of placemaking in action.
2015 PlacePlan Projects with Ties to Parks and Recreation
The PlanPlans listed below feature developments with parks and recreation components. Learn more about PlacePlans, and the rest of the 2015 class with the Michigan Municipal League.