Kendig Keast Collaborative (“KKC”) believes that parks, recreation, trails, and open space are cornerstones for building better communities. That’s why KKC’s parks and open space planning practice includes a full compliment of plan, design, and implementation assistance.

Our principals and senior staff have worked on park, recreation, trail, and open space master plans all across the country as part of overall comprehensive plans and as separate plan documents. The firm’s parks and open space planning practice includes:

Parks & Recreation Master Plans

  • Community Surveys and walking tours
  • Utilization surveys
  • User demographics
  • Assessments of need
  • Level of service analyses
  • Facility and equipment standards
  • Facility condition assessments
  • Sketch planning
  • Capital improvement programming

Planning and Design

  • Design charrettes
  • Environmental graphics
  • Site development plans
  • Opinion of probable costs
  • Construction documents/management

Trail and Pedestrian Master Plans

  • System planning
  • Complete Streets evaluations
  • Alignment studies
  • Barrier analyses
  • Amenities and interpretation

Recreational Programming

  • Complementary/competing program inventories
  • Programmatic gap analyses
  • Program awareness studies
  • Offerings recommendations


  • Zoning (open space) and other ordinance amendments
  • Nexus studies
  • Parkland dedication and fee in-lieu
  • Funding strategies and grant assistance
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