Webinar 8/11 - Lessons from the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission

In this session we will explore how the Commission supports its applicants throughout the facility master planning process. By focusing on telling the story of a given park or trail’s ability to meet real community needs, local jurisdictions have a better chance of creating a vibrant space that is worth the investment. Careful public engagement, research into appropriate demographic, economic and recreation trends and realistic planning boosts the confidence of local leaders who may be making their first major investment into regional parks and trails. Cities and counties with a wide variety of experience and resources in recreation planning are finding success through the Commission’s master planning process.