Evansville Parks + Recreation Master Plan

Evansville, Indiana

While at a previous employer, Dennis was the Principal-In-Charge for the development a Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which envisions better health, livability and equity through a well-planned and interconnected parks system in Evansville. The plan follows the National Parks and Recreation Association best practice guidelines for conservation, health, wellness, and social equity in parks planning to recommend short-term action steps and long-term opportunities to serve residents of all ages and needs with diverse park and program types. The plan collected input from a diverse stakeholder group of community leaders and residents on spatial and programming needs for Evansville parks. The plan also utilized GIS analyses such as the Live, Work, Play, Learn Analysis to help identify needs throughout the parks system. Dennis concurrently developed a bicycle and pedestrian master plan for the city as well.  Evansville Parks & Recreation Department was the client. The planning process initiated in July of 2014 and completed in September of 2015.