Urban and Municipal Parks

Type
Program

Overview

Texas AgriLife Extension’s Urban and Municipal Park programs conduct research and provide continuing education for community leaders and boards, park practitioners, volunteers, and friends groups.

Contact

Jamie Rae Walker
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Texas has over 400 communities with municipal parks. Texas AgriLife Extension’s Urban and Municipal Park programs conduct applied research and provide continuing education for community leaders, community boards, park practitioners, volunteers, and friends groups. Extension faculty use relevant, unbiased research methodologies to assist communities with practices such as: planning processes for parks and trails, citizen input processes, engagement frameworks, co-production, community assessments, and park and open space policies.

Faculty also provide materials and programs on relevant issues such as: the obesity epidemic, density and open space concerns, park and green space impacts, constraints to park use, park accessibility, and relevant trends and issues.

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  • Course

    This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.

  • Course

    This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, flood insurance rate maps, and effective floodplain management.

  • Course

    This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, flood insurance rate maps, and effective floodplain management.

  • Course

    This course is intended for local elected officials and others interested in natural resource planning, positive land use, open space preservation, green infrastructure, elevation, or buyout-related activities.

  • Publication

    En cada comunidad, varias personas y organismos trabajan juntos para redactar y poner en practica el plan local de gestion de emergencias. Entre ellos se encuentran los funcionarios electos, los departamentos gubernamentales (por ejemplo, la division de carreteras y puentes del condado), las agencias (por ejemplo, la oficina del sheriff del condado) y otros grupos […]

  • Publication

    Creating an emergency supply of food and water, and knowing how to safely handle food and water after a disaster, can reduce stress, worry, and inconvenience. This publication provides information on water supply storage and purification, refrigerated and frozen food storage and safety, and special considerations for handling food after flood and fire. It also […]