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Park Planning and Development

Girl hanging onto playground equipment at a park

Land acquisition is the first part of the City's Park Planning Program. The Park Development program complements acquisition. In-house and contracted landscape architects conduct public outreach and design new park sites with input from neighbors and other stakeholders. Development ranges from the installation of new play equipment to the construction of miles of trails. Large sites often include wetland or habitat restoration and interpretive or environmental signage. Every design project involves extensive public involvement.