PARKS & RECREATION

PARKS & RECREATION

“CMA believes in the power of parks to transform communities physically, economically, and socially.”

CMA believes in the power of parks to transform communities physically, economically, and socially. CMA advocates for the integration of the National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NRPA) three pillars of Health & Wellness, Conservation, and Social Equity in our work. We work with Parks and Recreation agencies throughout Florida to plan, design, and permit regional, urban, neighborhood, and coastal parks; greenways and trails; athletic fields; aquatic facilities; golf courses; and other special use facilities.

The CMA team has designed a wide array of recreational facilities. These include regional parks, city parks, neighborhood parks, coastal parks, waterfront parks, golf courses and a wide range of athletic fields. Recreational project sizes have varied from 1 acre to 800 acres. The types of facilities range from natural resource-based parks that include trails, restored wildlife habitats, wetland creation, observatory towers, and wayfinding packages to urban parks with high level design including water features, tension membrane structures, and outdoor play areas. Our design staff stays current with the latest trends in recreational facility design and has assisted cities with developing their long-range parks and recreation master plans.

Parks System Master Planning

CMA develops System Wide Parks and Recreation Master Plan throughout Florida. The planning tasks involved in developing Parks and Recreation Master Plans include performing an inventory and Level of Service Assessment for all Parks and Recreation Facilities, holding public workshops and focus groups to gain public input, preforming Facilities Standard Assessments, developing the Capital Improvements Plan, and Service and Operations Management Assessment. CMA uses cutting edge technology to gather public input as well as ESRI Collector to perform inventories and map County or City parks and recreation assets. These projects require close coordination with staff in multiple departments including Parks and Recreation, Planning, Engineering, Growth Management, and Information Technology.

Parks & Recreation Projects

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