Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

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Creating engaging, equitable, and sustainable outdoor spaces for all people.

Our Parks, Recreation, and Open Space practice is passionate about park and greenway planning and design. We are dedicated to strong guiding principles developed over the past 30 years to assist in creating engaging, equitable, and sustainable recreational facilities. Through fieldwork and community engagement, we listen to the unique needs of our clients to develop solutions to meet those needs today and tomorrow.

Our team has completed nearly 300 park and open space projects across the Southeast and Upper Midwest, and across multiple scales and jurisdictions. More than a team dedicated to the creation of high-quality public open spaces, we have enthusiasm for tapping into the unique cultural and historic context of each community. Our approach covers the full project cycle – from master plan development through technical details for construction.

Projects

CSAH 83 Reconstruction, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

CSAH 83 Reconstruction, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Clarks Creek Community Park, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina

Clarks Creek Community Park, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina
Norway Lake Dam Removal and Rock Rapids Installation, City of Pine River, Minnesota

Norway Lake Dam Removal and Rock Rapids Installation, City of Pine River, Minnesota

City of Pine River, Minnesota
Pack Square Park, Pack Square Conservancy

Pack Square Park, Pack Square Conservancy

Pack Square Conservancy
Ames Fitness Center, Harold Pike Construction

Ames Fitness Center, Harold Pike Construction

Harold Pike Construction
High Trestle Trail Connection, City of Perry, Iowa

High Trestle Trail Connection, City of Perry, Iowa

City of Perry, Iowa
Third Street Linear Park – Bearden Promenade, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina

Third Street Linear Park – Bearden Promenade, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina
Robins Road Study, City of Hiawatha, Iowa

Robins Road Study, City of Hiawatha, Iowa

City of Hiawatha, Iowa
Mississippi River Trail, City of Ramsey, Minnesota

Mississippi River Trail, City of Ramsey, Minnesota

City of Ramsey, Minnesota
Grand Park, City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Grand Park, City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Greenways Master Plan, City of Norwalk, Iowa

Greenways Master Plan, City of Norwalk, Iowa

City of Norwalk, Iowa
German Park Amphitheater, City of New Ulm, Minnesota

German Park Amphitheater, City of New Ulm, Minnesota

City of New Ulm, Minnesota
Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Underpass of TH 6, City of Crosby, Minnesota

Cuyuna Lakes State Trail Underpass of TH 6, City of Crosby, Minnesota

City of Crosby, Minnesota
Stieger Lake Lane Street and Parking Improvements, City of Victoria, Minnesota

Stieger Lake Lane Street and Parking Improvements, City of Victoria, Minnesota

City of Victoria, Minnesota
Downtown Riverfront Improvements, City of Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Downtown Riverfront Improvements, City of Fergus Falls, Minnesota

City of Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Riverfront Renaissance Improvements, City of Hastings, Minnesota

Riverfront Renaissance Improvements, City of Hastings, Minnesota

City of Hastings, Minnesota
Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction, City of Richfield, Minnesota

Lyndale Avenue Reconstruction, City of Richfield, Minnesota

City of Richfield, Minnesota
Pattee Park Soccer Complex Expansion, City of Perry, Iowa

Pattee Park Soccer Complex Expansion, City of Perry, Iowa

City of Perry, Iowa
Silver Bay Trailhead and Black Beach Campground, City of Silver Bay, Minnesota

Silver Bay Trailhead and Black Beach Campground, City of Silver Bay, Minnesota

City of Silver Bay, Minnesota
Centennial Park Splash Pad, City of Worthington, Minnesota

Centennial Park Splash Pad, City of Worthington, Minnesota

City of Worthington, Minnesota
Master Plan, Central Piedmont Community College

Master Plan, Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College
Russell Slade Pocket Park, City of Coralville, Iowa

Russell Slade Pocket Park, City of Coralville, Iowa

City of Coralville, Iowa
Strategic Master Plan, City of Marshalltown, Iowa

Strategic Master Plan, City of Marshalltown, Iowa

City of Marshalltown, Iowa
Barefoot Resort and Golf, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Barefoot Resort and Golf, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hocokata ti (Cultural Center), Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Hocokata ti (Cultural Center), Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Artery, City of Hopkins, Minnesota

The Artery, City of Hopkins, Minnesota

City of Hopkins, Minnesota
West End Park Master Plan, City of Marshalltown, Iowa

West End Park Master Plan, City of Marshalltown, Iowa

City of Marshalltown, Iowa
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Green, Wells Fargo

The Green, Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
Grassmann Park, City of Jordan, Minnesota

Grassmann Park, City of Jordan, Minnesota

City of Jordan, Minnesota
Archaeological Surveys of River Bluffs Regional Park, St. Cloud Parks & Recreation, Minnesota

Archaeological Surveys of River Bluffs Regional Park, St. Cloud Parks & Recreation, Minnesota

St. Cloud Parks & Recreation, Minnesota
First Ward Park, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina

First Ward Park, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, North Carolina
Recreational Facility, Annandale ISD 876

Recreational Facility, Annandale ISD 876

Annandale ISD 876
Downtown Tree Lighting, City of Belle Plaine, Minnesota

Downtown Tree Lighting, City of Belle Plaine, Minnesota

City of Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Belle Prairie County Park Master Plan/Soo Line Regional Trail, Morrison County, Minnesota

Belle Prairie County Park Master Plan/Soo Line Regional Trail, Morrison County, Minnesota

Morrison County, Minnesota
Canary Park Site Plan, City of Clive, Iowa

Canary Park Site Plan, City of Clive, Iowa

City of Clive, Iowa
Main Street Trail, City of Fridley, Minnesota

Main Street Trail, City of Fridley, Minnesota

City of Fridley, Minnesota
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