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Scope of Services and Experience

RECREATION PLANNING

Scope of Services

Municipal, county, state and federal agencies occasionally prepare recreational master plans for the expansion or development of recreational areas.  The preparation of recreational master plans often precedes anticipated agency budget requests for property acquisition, capital improvements, as well as future facility operation and maintenance.  In some cases, feasibility studies are completed to evaluate potential opportunities to privatize some public recreational facilities, e.g., golf courses.

One important component of recreational planning is the determination of future recreational needs and demands.  Such analyses require a careful consideration of the type and extent of present recreational participation, the capacity of existing recreational facilities, and a wide spectrum of factors influencing future recreational activities.  Ultimately, these analyses can be used to calculate forecasts of future recreational demand.

Recreational planning includes consideration of natural resources in the vicinity of recreational sites, as well as needs and opportunities for future resource management.  Analyses of potential constraints and important resources are required to identify land and water areas that are suitable to future site and facility development.  Concurrently, the same evaluations can be used to identify resource conservation opportunities and related resource management needs.

Experience

The firm has participated in the preparation of state comprehensive outdoor recreation plans and  master plans for regional parks.  This experience has included related evaluations of recreational participation and demand, the economic impacts associated with recreational development, feasibility analyses of the privatization of recreational facilities, as well as resource management and conservation opportunities.

PPC has also evaluated recreational needs and determined opportunities for the expansion of community recreational facilities such as indoor recreation centers, campgrounds, as well as trails and community pathways.  The principal of the firm has also participated in the planning of county and municipal parks, the planning of boat launching facilities and marinas, as well as the prepared environmental assessments and impact statements for various types of recreational development projects.

Some examples of the firm recreational planning experience can be reviewed by clicking on the following links to more specific project descriptions.

 

RECREATIONAL PLANNING

Project/Location

Client

 Year Completed

Afton Municipal Master Plan and Land Use Regulation Revision Town of Afton, Wyoming

2009

Granger Municipal Master Plan Town of Granger,
Sweetwater County, Wyoming
2009
Walden Municipal Master Plan Town of Walden, CO

Phase 1 - 2007
Phase 2 - 2008

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area Expansion Master Plan - Hapuna-Puako, S. Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Belt Collins & Associates/ Hawaii Division of Parks 1993
Hapuna Golf Course Financial Analyses and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area Expansion Economic Analysis - Hapuna, S. Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Harrison Associates / Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources 1992
Hawaii State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan - Islands of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, and Kauai Belt Collins & Associates/  Hawaii Division of Parks 1990