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  • Park Planning with the Public

    April 10, 2017

    Chris Shires presented ‘Park Planning with the Public’ to the 2017 Nebraska Annual Planning Conference in Kearney, Nebraska on March 9th, 2017.

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    • Chris collaborated with J. Benjamin Champ, AICP, EDFP, ASLA, Assistant City Manager & Community Development Director at City of Pleasant Hill, IA on the presentation.  Following the adoption of a new Parks Master Plan in 2015, the City of Pleasant Hill in Central Iowa immediately began the planning of a new community park envisioned in the plan. When designing a new park, it is important to remember the three P’s of planning: Preparation, Participation, and Patience. This session provided an overview of the park planning process and lessons learned for Pleasant Hill Park in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.