The City of Smyrna, Georgia hired Perez Planning + Design, LLC (PP+D) to complete the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Branded RECREATE Smyrna, the goal of the study was to give new life and freshness to the City through the City's parks and recreation system while also helping to address some of the difficult and complex challenges that the City faces.
RECREATE Smyrna followed PP+D's proven approach to parks and recreation system planning. It consisted of an analysis of the City’s existing Context, Needs and Priorities Assessment, Long Range Vision, and Implementation Strategy. Each phase of the process built on the findings and conclusions from the previous phases. Through this process, PP+D identified five primary challenges that were impacting the City's continued growth - Building a greater variety of housing stock; Developing more local retail destinations and amenities - including more parks and recreation amenities; Adding alternatives to its transportation network; Investing in its education system, namely its middle and high schools; and Embracing a diverse population. Additionally, PP+D identified the communities top priority parks and recreation needs.
RECREATE Smyrna proposed an implementable parks and recreation system vision for the City that created a decision-making framework to ensure a systematic approach to developing a balanced parks and recreation system that address communities needs and priorities as well as many of the challenges facing the City's continued growth.
Carlos and his Team hit it out of the park! Great people to work with and very professional. If you are looking for a top notch plan by people who know and understand the industry, these guys are the ones to call. I really can’t express how much I appreciated all their hard work and effort. The Team did a great job and the Council recognized their effort on more than one occasion.
- Richard Garland, Director