Parks and Recreation

Solutions & Services
Master Planning
GBA leads master plans by uncovering the vision of the future, establishing what success means for quality-of-life improvements, and providing feasible improvements with an implementation schedule and funding resources.
Multimodal Trail Design
GBA designs pedestrian and bicycle pathways to accent the natural topography of the landscape while meeting the need for outdoor places. Our conservation-forward methodology allows for the preservation of native trees and endangered flora while creating habitats along the trail alignment.
Sports Facility Design
GBA designs all types of ball fields, tracks, skating rinks, bathrooms, concessions, pathways, lighting systems and parking lot access.
Park and Playground Design
Our landscape architects and civil engineers offer the design of park layouts, programming of space, outdoor educational experiences, playgrounds for all ages and abilities, splash pads, fountains, berms and utility connections.
Signage and Wayfinding Design
The creation of unique placemaking signs adds to the memorialization of the site and guides people toward their destination. Our professional staff can outline visual alternatives for signs and will ensure constructability by meeting with manufacturers to work out design details.
Environmental Planning
Environmental specialists and engineers use the latest geospatial technology to identify areas in need of ecological remediation and inform the planning of natural systems.
Public Engagement
GBA promotes participatory educational public meetings. Our preference is for open house or “go-to” stakeholder meetings with several options for interaction and preference selection using stickers and map sketching. Stakeholders can provide feedback in writing or through immersive digital platforms that allow users to evaluate projects interactively.
Design/Build Services
Known for its cost-effectiveness and timeliness, Design-Build project delivery places the engineering design under the contractor team to maximize what can be constructed provided a pre-agreed-upon budget. GBA staff has worked on design-build projects, including parks and recreational trails.
GBA’s survey team has an excellent reputation for accommodating clients when given short notice and in a short time frame. Our staff utilize mobile LiDAR to collect topographic survey data and traditional survey methods. Our professional surveyors can prepare legal documents and exhibits for right-of-way or easement acquisitions.
GBA has in-house ENV SP certified professionals who can lead the sustainability process for envision ratings and recommendations, ensuring projects meet rigorous environmental standards and achieve sustainable outcomes
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GIS can ingest asset, planning, design, environmental, staffing, and budget data, in addition to other sources, to develop actionable intelligence and innovative solutions that empower city staff and maximize the impact of every dollar spent. The GBA GIS team uses the latest technology to right-size the approach and ensure staff can effectively use and maintain the systems necessary to improve the quality of life for all stakeholders.
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