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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