Long-Range Park and Recreation Planning: A Case Study


  • William McKinney
  • Charles Burger
  • Robert Espeseth
  • Guy Dirkin


Park and recreation, long-range planning, problem solving, decision making, case study, goals, objectives


A long-range plan should be a recurring necessity for any park and recreation agency. This article describes the evaluation process and procedures for longrange planning as applied to the Champaign Park District, Champaign, Illinois, as a representative case study. The article also illustrates problems encountered in the planning process and their solutions. No attempt is made to downplay the importance of the theoretical aspects of planning; however, this investigation describes a specific plan against which others may be compared and contrasted. Conclusions drawn in the report examine the impact of the plan from both subjective and objective criteria, and suggestions for future long-range planning projects are recommended.?





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