Goshen Recreation & Open Space Plan

The Need

In 1997, the City of Goshen, Indiana Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Eppley Institute to develop a Recreation and Open Space Plan. The aims of this plan were to:

  • Establish a strategy to meet future needs
  • Set priorities for allocating resources
  • Resolve which agency should provide services, and
  • Assess the value of parks to the community, the local economy, and the environment.

The Solution

In order to implement the Open Space Plan, the Eppley Institute:

  • Conducted stakeholder interviews, surveys, and public meetings
  • Analyzed current and future expenditures, trends, and demographics
  • Improved training
  • Cultivated citizen feedback
  • Developed community partnerships, and
  • Created long-range capital asset and financial projections.

The Result

This process resulted in the building of a new community and nature center, which ensured the protection of an environmental corridor and the extension of the popular trails and green space network.

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