Is it possible for a small community to breathe new life into an aging but much used and loved “Central” Community Park? Can new improvements be successfully implemented over time with minimal disruption to thousands of annual visitors? The answer for one community was resoundingly yes. The article “A Commitment to Parks: Kirkwood, Missouri,” published on LandscapeOnline.com, provides an overview of Kirkwood’s efforts to achieve the goals of its park master plan while still meeting the recreational needs of the community.
To read the entire article, visit LandscapeOnline’s website.
by L. Andrew Franke, ASLA, principal and founding member of Planning Design Studio, a landscape architecture firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri