Montgomery Parks is seeking public input on the working draft for the “Energized Public Spaces Design Guidelines”.
Designing public spaces where most people live and work.
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“Urban parks serve as critical public places for recreation and civic engagement, essential to the quality of life in urban centers. Parks help provide solutions to a myriad of national and community issues: providing healthy places to exercise, managing stormwater runoff and helping clean the air, catalyzing economic and community development, and providing safe, close to home recreation options.”
– National Recreation and Park Association
The purpose of the Energized Public Spaces (EPS) Design Guidelines is to create energized, inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces.
When complete, the EPS Design Guidelines will be a companion document to the Energized Public Spaces (EPS) Functional Master Plan.
The EPS Design Guidelines will aim to create places within a short walk where people of all ages and incomes can meet, play, relax, exercise, enjoy nature and more in a range of public spaces where we have the most people.
The guidelines will:
- Develop flexible guidelines for public spaces
- Create a common language for planners, developers, and citizens
- Provide examples that illustrate the guidelines intent.
The public can review the project page here.
A complete copy of the EPS Design Guidelines Working Draft is available for viewing here.
Quick reference links to the working draft are listed below:
Ideas and comments from the public are welcome throughout the planning process. The public is welcome to;
- Leave a comment on Open Town Hall, below
- Contact the Project Coordinator for additional information.
Public outreach for this project includes this project web page, Urban Parks Advisory Group Monthly Meetings, media releases and email campaigns to individuals and registered Homeowner and Civic Associations.
Notices and updates will be sent out through the Commission E-newsletter, our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #FutureParks and via the Parks Department News Center.
Cristina Sassaki, Project Coordinator
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