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'Planning for Recreation and Parks Facilities' provides recreation students and practitioners with a practical guide to predesign area and facility planning. The book is divided into six sections that systematically progress through the planning process from basic principles to goal setting, date collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Section I deals primarily with an introduction to planning principles and the process that is necessary to establish a framework for planning. Sections II and III outline internal organization and external community factors and conditions that have an impact on recreation and park planning decisions. Section IV presents models and strategies to analyze and interpret multiple data sets and illustrates how this analysis assists in decision making and priority setting. Section V describes various types of recreation plans and illustrates how information and critical thinking are used to solve problems and identify the referred course of action in a planning context. Specifically, this section introduces creative approaches to parks and recreation master plans, facility feasibility studies, open space planning, and business and strategic planning. Section VI introduces ow facilities are managed and operated once they have been developed
This book concludes by describing various planning models and the implications for facility management and operation.
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