PARKS & RECREATION eNEWS
March 2019
PROJECT NEWS
The Dam Plan: A Place for All
The Importance of Connecting People Back to Natural Places
Research shows people are more likely to advocate and care for their environment when they have a strong attachment to a place. Learn how the City of Des Moines is going to capitalize on one of the greatest resources they have—the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers. Read more about the Des Moines MPO Downtown Water Trails Engineering Feasibility Study.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The Equity in Our Parks
Meaningful, Accessible, and Healthy Parks for Everyone
Parks and trails play a special role in people’s lives. Because of this, we have a duty to strive for racial and social equity in providing facilities and programming across communities. Join our session on “Equity in our Parks” at the IPRA Conference next week . Learn unique public engagement practices, understand how to leverage informed planning, and leave with an effective planning approach.
STUDIO NEWS
Landscape Architect, Ryan Peterson , connects his Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Leadership Iowa curriculum back to his work at RDG. The program is designed to foster a passion for civic and statewide engagement in current and emerging leaders.
EVENTS
March 25–28 , 2019
Des Moines, Iowa
Come see us at Booth #24 during the Trade Show March 26, 3:00–5:30 PM
Presenting: "Equity in Our Parks" March 27, 2:15 PM
Join us at the Monday Night Social at RDG's Dahlquist Art Studio
512 Elm Street, Des Moines

May 6–9 , 2019
Rapid City, South Dakota
Presenting: "Signage and Storytelling in Kansas State Parks"
Together we design, enhance and protect places and systems for improved health of people, nature and community.
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