By Chris Nordstrom, PLA, ASLA A 1996 study by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) developed a set of standards communities could use to evaluate the effectiveness of their recreation systems. While these guidelines continue to be widely cited as a standard for park planning, the NRPA itself recognized the danger of using a […]
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