PROS Consulting was an easy choice to lead this initiative for the Parks Department due to their local presence combined with extensive experience developing comprehensive plans for park systems nationwide. Their staff’s experience as parks director in Indianapolis and Cleveland and with a current seat on the NRPA (National Recreation & Park Association) Board brings understanding of past and current trends in the recreation field.
Their location in Indianapolis should also prove their passion for the place where they work and live. Their suggestions of plans should bring us the best examples and evidence of what has worked well in other cities similar to Indianapolis. They have put together a knowledgeable and effective team to help coordinate and facilitate stakeholder, focus group and public meetings that should elevate the conversation in all areas of where our park system is and where we want it to be to attract residents and businesses to Live, Work, and Play in Indianapolis.
- Linda Broadfoot, Director of Parks and Recreation Department.
The duration of the project from start to finish is 10 months with an anticipated completion date by December 2015.
Yes, this is a community-input driven process and the outcome and future recommendations will be driven by the needs and vision articulated by the community members.
Through the Participate section on the website – www.planindyparks.com you can provide open ended suggestions, respond to the online survey, know the dates for open public meetings and even share feedback through social media on Facebook and Twitter.
The Department of Public Works and the Parks and Recreation Department has hired PROS Consulting, a nationally recognized firm, headquartered in Indianapolis to work with them in developing this Master Plan.
Project information including key meeting dates, completed technical reports and final documents will be made available to the community through the project website – www.planindyparks.com