Our Services

We do a lot. Master & Strategic Planning, Targeted Agency Training Programs, Benchmarking Research, and more.

Each of these areas of expertise is made up of smaller pieces, pieces that can be delivered as a whole or as a single service because sometimes you already have a plan and just need help executing it.  Sometimes you need a whole plan to bring change to your organization. Our targeted services are designed to help you execute, and accomplish your goals; not to be a boiler plate, 5 or 10 year plan of everyone’s wishlist.

 We, our Institute, is dedicated to helping YOU. You know you are already doing an amazing job, so let us help you reach the next level of amazing.

…you already have a plan…we’re here to help you execute the plan!
Planning & OperationsTraining & EducationResearch & Analysis
Visitor Education and Interpretation Plans

Visitor Education and Interpretation Plans

Go beyond the open trail-park; plan to educate, entertain, & inform users
Strategic Action

Strategic Action

Strategic Action Strategic planning for park and recreation agencies varies depending upon agencies’ size, need, situation, and complexity. The Eppley Institute can guide agencies through
Site Plans – Design Reports for Parks

Site Plans – Design Reports for Parks

Site Plans - Design Reports for Parks The Eppley Institute is uniquely well-qualified at aligning park and facility improvement projects with community needs and desires.
Park-Facility Asset Prioritization

Park-Facility Asset Prioritization

Park-Facility Asset Prioritization Every agency must prioritize facility maintenance, as few agencies have enough funding to maintain all their parks and facilities perfectly. In some
Organizational Workforce Development Planning

Organizational Workforce Development Planning

Organizational Workforce Development Planning Most agencies spend little time and money on understanding their most important asset, their workforce. Workforce development planning examines the future
Master Planning

Master Planning

Focused on your vision, strategies & future with an emphasis on action
Facility Asset Management Planning

Facility Asset Management Planning

Know the total value of your community assets & maintenance funding required
Community Park Health Planning

Community Park Health Planning

Focus your services on improving community health through focused planning
Community Engagement and Stakeholder Workshops

Community Engagement and Stakeholder Workshops

Community Engagement and Stakeholder Workshops Using a variety of community engagement techniques, including the PathfindersSM workshop program, the Eppley Institute helps agencies expand education about
Climate Adaption Framework Plan

Climate Adaption Framework Plan

Changes bring demand for adaptive, high functioning parks through design & operations
Capital Improvement Planning

Capital Improvement Planning

Long- or short-term; plan for improvement needs & funding required in your community
Business and Operational Planning

Business and Operational Planning

Business and Operational Planning Understanding the true costs of operating park, recreation, and public lands agencies is difficult using government accounting methods. These plans help
Training – Needs Assessment

Training – Needs Assessment

Understand what your team and volunteers need to know and how well they are prepared to perform
Targeted Training Workshops

Targeted Training Workshops

Training delivered at your location, or online that is tailored to your needs and agency
Stakeholder Engagement Facilitation Workshops

Stakeholder Engagement Facilitation Workshops

Stakeholder Engagement Facilitation Workshops The excels at ensuring that stakeholders are engaged and involved in any planning or research projects. Our approach relies on detailed
Park User Permit and Certification

Park User Permit and Certification

Park User Permit and Certification Research shows that visitors can unknowingly damage park resources, including sensitive natural and cultural resources. Working with public agencies, Eppley
Online e-course Development

Online e-course Development

Award winning, widely dispersed online e-course development for widely dispersed training
Customized Training Program

Customized Training Program

Customized Training Program Every parks, recreation, or public lands management organization is shaped by a unique combination of community, setting, and mission attributes. Conferences and
Creation of Agency Based Training/Development Academy

Creation of Agency Based Training/Development Academy

Focus the agency on improving specific outcomes and performance with a customized agency based training program

Visitor Opinion Surveys

Understand how visitors make decisions in large complex parks, and what they prefer and will pay for

Trail User Research and Survey

Take the time to know and understand who your users are, and what they need & think with a well-defined research survey

Survey Research

Survey Research Knowing the opinions of citizens on wide-ranging issues related to park use, funding, and service barriers are critically important data for agencies. The

Recreation, Parks, and Facility Trends Analysis

Trends from other communities or around the nation or world can help you anticipate where your organization should go, and what to offer

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation Evaluation is essential. When done correctly, program evaluation enables agencies to identify and prioritize needed improvements so that they may better achieve their

Data Comparison and Analysis

Sometimes data is everywhere and you need a clear, clean analysis to understand what the data says is the best option for your agency

Benchmarking Research

Sometimes you need to know what other leading agencies are doing and how you compare with thorough benchmark research comparisons

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