Alternatives for Determining Parks and Recreation Level of Service

PAS Memo — May-June 2016

By David Barth, AICP


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This issue of PAS Memo looks at determining appropriate level of service (LOS) standards for parks and recreation facilities within a community.


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May 1, 2016
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About the Author

David Barth, AICP
Dr. David Barth is a Certified Planner, Landscape Architect, and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional who specializes in the planning, design, and implementation of the public realm. He has developed parks and recreation system needs assessments and master plans for over 100 communities throughout the United States including Washington, D.C, Miami-Dade County, Norfolk, VA, San Diego, and the City of Raleigh. He is the author of the APA PAS Memo Alternatives for Determining Parks and Recreation Levels of Service, and most recently Parks and Recreation System Planning: A New Approach to Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communities.