With proper planning, nearly any open space can be transformed into an urban park. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from large, prominent attractions to just a hillside or small street-end park, urban parks add to the quality of life throughout the communities they serve.
Every step in an urban park planning process is critical to success. From early goal setting and concepts through construction and dedication, planning is critical to enjoying the benefits that urban parks can deliver.
Spark@Play can help at every step of development.
Limited only by imagination.
Features of urban parks are as wide and varied as the communities they serve. They can include completely developed landscapes and recreational facilities, small active recreation areas or passive environmental spaces.
Benefits for the Community
Urban parks and recreation areas can deliver continuing benefits to nearby populations. Benefits include enhanced lifestyles through active and passive recreation, community collaboration and pride, economic development, jobs, increased property values with historic and environmental preservation.
Plan. Plan. Plan.
Regardless of size and shape, there are many planning considerations for urban parks. A well though-out set of goals provides a foundation for proper planning. After that, it is important to competently apply and integrate park attributes, such as form, function, structures, hardscaping, accessibility, safety and environment.