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Parks & Recreation Planning

Parks & Recreation Planning

MIG has experience in the development of comprehensive park and recreation master plans that address park facilities, open space and trails, programs and services, partnerships, maintenance, and management, including identification of future staffing needs and funding strategies. MIG staff utilize a benefits-based approach to park and recreation planning, and can help staff develop measurable outcomes to guide successful plan implementation.

Cultural & Historic Landscapes
A group of historic rustic cabins in Curry Village sited within the oak and pine woodland
Curry Village Cabins Rehabilitation

MIG helped rehabilitate historic cabins in Yosemite’s Curry Village, enhancing visitors’ experiences in one of the park's most iconic locations.


The MIG and University of Oregon team of landscape architects.
Mendocino Woodlands Cultural Landscape Report

MIG provided an analysis and treatment recommendations for this National Historic Landmark camp, owned by California State Parks.


Washington Place was Queen Lili'uokalani's home until her death in 1917. After that it served as the home for governors of Hawaii until 2008.
Washington Place Cultural Landscape Report

MIG provided an analysis and treatment recommendations for the home of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii's last reigning monarch.


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Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area Schematic Design

Fort Yamhill’s story is nearly invisible, but will not be forgotten.


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Minidoka Development Concept

MIG developed preliminary site plans for a new national park in Idaho


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Grant Grove Preservation Treatment Alternatives

MIG developed preservation design alternatives for Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park


Will Rogers State Historic Park Interpretive Guide
Will Rogers State Historic Park Strategic Plan

MIG managed a strategic planning process and developed an interpretive guide for the Will Rogers State Historic Park.


photo from Angel Island Association
Angel Island Immigration Station Development Study

MIG helped the National Park Service develop a plan for transforming a former immigration station and Army barracks.


Final Site Master Plan
Science Factory Interactive Outdoor Science Park

MIG designed a new Outdoor Science Park to support the programs of The Science Factory Children’s Museum & Planetarium.


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Pacific Coast Immigration Museum

The National Park Service (NPS) wanted to create a museum to tell the stories of the people who have come to the West Coast of the United States, as a bookend to the Ellis Island museum about immigration to the East Coast.


 Historic barn near the entrance of the farm.
Dorris Ranch Living History Farm Master Plan Update

Dorris Ranch, Oregon’s first commercial filbert farm, is a historic working farm and public park.


 Existing Condition map of the Oliver Kelley Farm.
Oliver Kelley Farm Cultural Landscape Report and Master Plan

MIG helped the Minnesota Historical Society envision a new future for the historic farmstead.


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


Characteristic brick paths and boxwood borders at Gaiety Hollow.
Gaiety Hollow Cultural Landscape Report

A report on the history, conditions and integrity of the home garden created by pioneering landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver.


Financial Analysis
Practice area for new players
Sheridan Golf Study

MIG evaluated golf course operations, marketing, and management and identified ways to increase revenues.


The Astoria Aquatic Center
Astoria Aquatic Center and Cemetery Business Plans

MIG’s resourceful planning saved public dollars and charted a path forward for two unique facilities.


Needs Assessment
Bakersfield Parks and Recreation
Bakersfield Recreation and Parks Master Plan

MIG prepared a Comprehensive Master Plan that assessed existing park and recreation facilities and programs in Bakersfield, California, and provided strategies to better serve the future recreational needs of Bakersfield residents.


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Greenprint for Parks, Facilities and Services

MIG led the development of the “San Jose Greenprint for Parks,” a comprehensive look at the City’s recreation opportunities and a strategic plan for over $1.2 billion improvements.


Demographic Map
Denver Play Master Plan

MIG is working with Denver Parks and Recreation to develop an innovative planning model and comprehensive strategy to create the first citywide play master plan in the country.


Soccer is one of the many recreational opportunities at Red Morton Park.
Parks and Facilities Needs Assessment

MIG evaluated the community’s need for parks and facilities and provided recommendations for meeting those needs in the future.


Sunnyvale Parks Survey Booth
City of Sunnyvale "Parks of the Future" Plan

MIG prepared the "Parks of the Future" Plan, a strategic roadmap to guide park and facility investment for the next 20 years in the City of Sunnyvale.


All parks have deferred maintenance issues.
Culver City Master Plan Infrastructure Study

Condition study of facilities and park infrastructure in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


Neighborhood Parks Planning
Adopted Beech Park Master Plan
Beech Park Master Plan

A new 15-acre park provides nearby residents with much needed open space for passive and active recreation, as well as community events.


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Jurgens Park & Play Area

MIG helped to create an imaginative environment that reflects the site's agricultural history at Jurgens Park in Tualatin, Oregon.


Community Park
Emeryville Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

A toolkit to implement the park and recreation of the Emeryville General Plan


Tree-lined entrance into the Davis Commons
Davis Commons

MIG designed the landscape and planting plans for the Davis Commons—a new retail development in Davis, California—to create a flexible, vibrant public space.


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Market Street Park Master Plan

MIG designed a desert-themed children’s play area for the town center of a new development in Scottsdale, Arizona.


The large redwood rose arbor makes for a natural gathering place for park visitors
Stafford Park

MIG designed play area renovations and added spaces that appeal to teens and adults for this popular neighborhood park in Redwood City, California.


Parks & Recreation Master Plans
The Astoria Aquatic Center
Astoria Aquatic Center and Cemetery Business Plans

MIG’s resourceful planning saved public dollars and charted a path forward for two unique facilities.


Winner of the 2010 VIP Planning Award
Gresham Parks & Recreation, Trails and Natural Areas Master Plan

Winner of ORPA’s 2010 VIP Planning Award, the Plan helped sustain a declining park system.


Renton’s Coulon Park is a focus of community gathering
Renton Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Natural Resources Plan

Extensive community input defined an integrated future for parks, recreation and natural areas in Renton.


Fishing access on the Columbia River
Washougal Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan

MIG prepared the City’s first Comprehensive Park and Recreation Plan.


Skate park design workshop
Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan

MIG completed DuPont’s first Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan.


Community events in the park
Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Master Plan

MIG engaged the community in identifying cost efficiencies and the highest priorities for dedicated City funds.


Bakersfield Parks and Recreation
Bakersfield Recreation and Parks Master Plan

MIG prepared a Comprehensive Master Plan that assessed existing park and recreation facilities and programs in Bakersfield, California, and provided strategies to better serve the future recreational needs of Bakersfield residents.


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Greenprint for Parks, Facilities and Services

MIG led the development of the “San Jose Greenprint for Parks,” a comprehensive look at the City’s recreation opportunities and a strategic plan for over $1.2 billion improvements.


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Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) Strategic Parks & Program Services Plan

MIG developed a Strategic Parks and Program Services Plan for Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT), the largest park district in Washington.


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Coeur d'Alene Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Building on a comprehensive community outreach program, MIG developed a Master Plan to guide parks and recreation development for the future of Coeur d'Alene.


Davis Farmer's Market
City of Davis Parks and Facilities Master Plan Update

MIG engaged Davis residents through a variety of outreach methods to identify preferences and priorities for the future of parks and facilities in a place known for innovation.


Analysis of Community Park Service Areas
Lancaster Parks, Recreation and Arts Master Plan

In response to extensive population growth, the City of Lancaster hired MIG to help develop a Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Cultural Master Plan.


Carlson Skate Park at Chalmers Jones Park was built by community volunteers.
Keizer Parks & Recreation Master Plan

MIG provided Keizer a strategy for meeting the current and future demand for parks and recreation services.


Neighborhood park service area analysis.
City of Puyallup Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

The Puyallup Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan is an update to their 2002 Plan.


Historical gold dredging equipment.
Yuba County Parks Master Plan

MIG developed Yuba County’s first Parks Master Plan.


 Art Center.
City of Roseburg Comprehensive Parks Master Plan.

MIG developed the City’s first Parks Master Plan in 1997 and was selected again to update the Plan in 2007.


The Arkansas River.
Wichita Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

MIG developed a community-driven planning process that that attracted participation from nearly 3,000 residents, the largest public involvement effort


The Timber Linn Park Master Plan.
Albany Park and Recreation Master Plan & Timber Linn Park Master Plan

MIG took potential partnerships and a need for active-use facilities into consideration planning for Albany’s parks.


Historic copper mine headframe.
Butte Silver-Bow Comprehensive Park, Trails and Open Space Plan

MIG guided the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana through their first Comprehensive Park, Trails and Open Space Plan.


Trail use is popular in all parks and on the regional trail system.
Carmel/Clay Parks and Recreation Master Plan

MIG updated the Master Plan to assess future park and recreation needs for an award-winning park system.


Community concerts at Riverside Park.
Grants Pass Comprehensive Park & Recreation Master Plan

MIG is helping Grants Pass balance park priorities to meet community needs.


Cover of the adopted 2008 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
Pierce County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

The Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan directs the provision of parks and recreation services across Pierce County.


Hawthorne Pool.
Medford Leisure Services Plan

MIG updated the Leisure Services Plan to enhance City recreation opportunities while addressing funding shortfalls.


Golf at Ballinger Lake
Mountlake Terrace Recreation, Parks & Open Space Master Plan

MIG provided Mountlake Terrace a substantial update to the Recreation, Parks and Open Space Master Plan.


 Sheridan's popular skate park located at Thorne-Rider Park.
City of Sheridan, Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Integrating current and previous City planning efforts, MIG developed the City's first Parks & Recreation Master Plan.


Play in Tigard park
Tigard Park System Master Plan Update 2009

The City of Tigard asked MIG to return to their community to update the 1999 Park System Master Plan.


Concert at Ester Short Park.
Vancouver-Clark Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan

MIG developed the first joint parks and open space plan for the Vancouver and Clark County region.


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San Gabriel River Master Plan

This award-winning Master Plan addressed multiple objectives of habitat, open space and flood protection as well as water supply and water quality for over 19 cities in Los Angeles County.


Regional & Community Parks
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Indio Parks Renovation

MIG is renovating four parks and master planning a new sports complex and civic center for the City of Indio.


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Glendale Edison School - Pacific Park

MIG designed and developed the master plan and construction documents for this joint use school and park in Glendale, California.


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Chino Hills State Park

MIG prepared a master plan and construction documents for Phase I development of the historic Rolling M Ranch improvements within 2,237 acres in the Puente-Chino Hills.


Water play and plaza
Davis Central Park

MIG facilitated the participatory design process and developed a master plan for Central Park, one of the most politically charged pieces of property in Davis, California.


The Timber Linn Park Master Plan.
Albany Park and Recreation Master Plan & Timber Linn Park Master Plan

MIG took potential partnerships and a need for active-use facilities into consideration planning for Albany’s parks.


Community Park
Emeryville Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

A toolkit to implement the park and recreation of the Emeryville General Plan


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Minidoka Development Concept

MIG developed preliminary site plans for a new national park in Idaho


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Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area Schematic Design

Fort Yamhill’s story is nearly invisible, but will not be forgotten.


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Grant Grove Preservation Treatment Alternatives

MIG developed preservation design alternatives for Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park


Towncenter Community Park Aerial View
Towncenter Community Park

35 acre community park in Santee, California.


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Craig Ranch Regional Park

MIG developed a master plan for the first regional park in North Las Vegas, Nevada and is currently completing Phase 1 Construction Documents.


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


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Ibach Park

MIG's design for this award-winning community park in Tualatin, Oregon provides a variety of recreation experiences for people and children of all abilities.


Skateparks
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Chula Vista Skatepark

MIG worked with the City of Chula Vista and the Boys and Girl Club to design this popular regional skate park facility.


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Laguna Niguel Skatepark

MIG developed an exciting skatepark on an abandoned site in Laguna Niguel, California.


Sports Parks
Towncenter Community Park Aerial View
Towncenter Community Park

35 acre community park in Santee, California.


Kid Batting
Big League Deams - Manteca, CA

MIG designed a Big League Dreams complex as part of the City of Manteca’s campaign to stimulate economic development and prevent blight.


Site Plan for the Big League Dreams Sports Complex
Big League Dreams - Redding, CA

MIG designed this extremely successful flagship community park, which earned $16 million for the City of Redding in 2005.


Park Sign
League City Big League Dreams

MIG assisted League City, Texas with the creation of a sports complex that would provide high-quality recreation facilities to its citizens and increased revenue for the City.


Illustrative Site Plan for Golden Eagle Regional Park
Golden Eagle Regional Sports Park

Regional 140-acre Sports Complex in Reno/Sparks, Nevada includes the largest synthetic turf installation in the United States.


Illustration showing the proposed new sports park
Arcata Sports Field Improvements

MIG is working with City staff to improve a well-used baseball field that is a popular community recreation resource as well as home to The Humboldt Crabs, a semi-professional baseball team.


Bird's Eye
Hillsboro 53rd Avenue Park

MIG developed a master plan for the one of the largest remaining open spaces in the City of Hillsboro.


Strategic Planning
VIP Splash
California Parks and Recreation Society Strategic Plan

MIG worked with CPRS to develop a state-wide Strategic Plan for the industry which has been adopted in a number of additional states.


Workshop
Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks Strategic Plan

MIG assisted the Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks (HBP) in developing its first ever Strategic Plan.


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Greenprint for Parks, Facilities and Services

MIG led the development of the “San Jose Greenprint for Parks,” a comprehensive look at the City’s recreation opportunities and a strategic plan for over $1.2 billion improvements.


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Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP)

MIG facilitates monthly plan meetings and works closely with the Program Manager and Management Team members to develop the Santa Clara HCP/NCCP.


Neighborhood Park Service Area Map
Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Business and Strategic Action Plan

MIG worked with the Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department to develop a Strategic Action Plan.


Sunnyvale Parks Survey Booth
City of Sunnyvale "Parks of the Future" Plan

MIG prepared the "Parks of the Future" Plan, a strategic roadmap to guide park and facility investment for the next 20 years in the City of Sunnyvale.


Community Park
Emeryville Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan

A toolkit to implement the park and recreation of the Emeryville General Plan


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


Trails & Open Space
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Grant Grove Preservation Treatment Alternatives

MIG developed preservation design alternatives for Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park


Crissy Field
Presidio Trails and Bikeways Master Plan

MIG crafted a comprehensive trails and bikeways plan for the Presidio, a former Army base in San Francisco.


Tanner Creek Park, built as a result of the 1998 PROS Plan
City of West Linn Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan

MIG set a course for parks and recreation for a community in transition from rural to higher-end residential.


Summertime fun in the Pacific Northwest!
Camas Parks, Trails, and Open Space Plan

MIG has worked with the City of Camas to plan for its park system for the last nine years.


 Foothills Trail.
Pierce County Regional Trails Plan

MIG worked with multiple stakeholders to develop Pierce County’s first Regional Trails Plan.


Workshop
American River Parkway Integrated Area Plan

MIG led the development of a Plan that addresses safety, recreation and natural resource protection for 1,400 acres along five miles of the American River in Sacramento County.