Master Planning for Parks and Recreation Resources

In 2003, while the InRRDP Project Director, Dr. Nathan A. Schaumleffel, was serving as the Project Manager of the Illinois Rural Recreation Development Project (IRRDP), the Village of St. Joseph, Illinois partnered with his Leisure Studies 240 class from the University of Illinois to develop a Master Plan for Parks and Recreation  (PDF icon ).

For information on developing a master plan:

Kelsey, C. W., & DeFillippo III, S. (2007). Master plan process for parks and recreation (3rd ed.). Reston, VA: The American Association for Leisure and Recreation an association of The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Buy a copy of this book online.

Other resources for developing master plans for Indiana communities:

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Division of Outdoor Recreation, Planning Information

Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Planning Guidelines for 5-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plans (PDF icon )

Americans with Disabilities Act Guide for Small Towns

U.S. Department of Interior, Section 504 Guidelines for Federally-Assisted Park and Recreation Programs and Activities (PDF icon )

Section 504 Assurance Form for master plan (PDF icon )

U.S. Census Bureau-American Fact Finder

Indiana Rural Health Association


Clay City Harrison Township Master Plan (PDF icon )

Park Doctor: How to Revitalize your Park by Tom Melind


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