As the weather warms and our thoughts turn to the summer months, this is the time when park organizations of every kind begin to prepare for their regular summer programming and events. But what will the “new normal” look like this summer and beyond? With uncertainty over what public health guidelines will allow, budgets affected by the pandemic, and questions around future public demand for programs and park amenities, park professionals are forging ahead to strategically and creatively plan for various contingencies.
Join us to learn how your peers are approaching such issues as summer camps, volunteer management, communicating with residents, scenario planning and risk assessment, and data collection in parks that both informs the ongoing safe use of parks and makes the case for the importance of investing in this critical infrastructure in the future.
If you are not able to join us live, not to worry! The recording will be available on this page by the following Monday afternoon. All registrants will also receive an email with a link to the recording and related resources.
Justin Hellier, Strategic Advisor, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Lakema Bell, Get Moving Initiative Strategic Advisor, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Allison Watkins, Chief Strategy Officer, Austin Parks Foundation
Dave Hutch, Director of Planning and Park Development, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Caryn Ernst, Director of Strategic Initiatives, City Parks Alliance