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
Facility Planning

Performance-Scorecard for Parks and Recreation

NRPA Agency Performance Review

Trust for Public Land ParkServe
The Trust for Public Land announced it will unveil ParkServeā„¢, 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