Plan & Execute

Parks take careful planning, from community-wide initiatives that aim to extend the reach of recreation more broadly to planning for individual sites.

In this special supplement, our annual Guide to Playgrounds & Park Furnishings, we help you engage in that process, with articles covering masterplanning for parks, as well as creating themed playspaces and selecting furnishings for your site. We also turn the spotlight on how dog parks are evolving as they go from wish list item to must-have amenity.

Use this resource as a fount of inspiration to help inspire your own planning process. We know you’ll find some savvy ideas in the following pages that will help you solidify your own plans. Remember, even ideas that you don’t want to adopt help you better hone in on the ideas you do want to use.

Once your plan is in place, it’s all about the execution. So be sure to partner up with professionals, service providers, manufacturers, suppliers and builders who are experienced and have the know-how needed to make your project a success.

Good luck out there!

Emily Tipping
Editorial Director,
Recreation Management

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Recreation Management, 50 N. Brockway St.,
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