|Parks With Benefits: How Neighborhood identity factors into planning a socially productive park
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' Executive Director Steve Faber knows these are big questions. However, although he says they are questions that admittedly sound a bit "metaphysical" for a conversation about parks, he also thinks they're the kind you find at the heart of most transformational public spaces. The kind that work in balance of research-based strategic planning, and the kind he, alongside the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department and Advisory Board, hopes to find some answers for through a series of eight neighborhood design workshops they will continue to host through Nov. 8.
Read the whole story that origianlly ran in Rapid Growth Media in October
Learn more about these parks and stay up to date on the planning process that runs through November.