Planning for Parks and Recreation

Planning is an important part of the process in meeting the park, recreation and leisure service needs of a community. RRS staff members are available to discuss specific planning needs and guide you in this process.

Planning Fundamentals
Public Input Process
Evaluation
Facility Planning

ADA Accessibility Rules for Alterations to Existing Facilities 

100% Matching Funds for New Playgrounds; Until November 17, 2017

Performance-Scorecard for Parks and Recreation

NRPA Agency Performance Review

Trust for Public Land ParkServe
The Trust for Public Land announced it will unveil ParkServe™, a new, interactive platform that tracks urban park access nationwide, in spring 2017.

When completed in 2018, ParkServe will include data from 13,931 cities and towns, covering more than 80% of the U.S. population. The web-based tool will let people locate the park nearest to them, determine the percentage of residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a local park, and identify the neighborhoods most in need of new parks. When it launches next spring, ParkServe will include data from the first 5,046 cities covering approximately 45% of the U.S. population.

Guns in Parks North Carolina Criminal Law