ERIC Number: ED141279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Park Planning Handbook. Fundamentals of Physical Planning for Parks and Recreation Areas.
Christiansen, Monty L.
This book is written primarily as a textbook for students of recreation and park administration. It is organized in two parts. Part one gives a detailed description of the process of park planning, phase by phase, explaining the functions, roles, contributions, and responsibilities of the members of the park planning team, from predesign conceptualization to actualization of the recreation experience. Part two contains a comprehensive explanation of each of the major support requirements for a park. Each chapter is dedicated to one specific supportive element of a park: circulation, lighting, water, wastewater, solid waste, and health, safety, and emergency provisions. The appendixes contain numerous examples and information sources for park planners, including special periodicals, lists of helpful governmental agencies, and special interest organizations with expert advice for park agencies, consultants, and individuals. (Author)
Descriptors: Forestry, Higher Education, Human Services, Land Use, Landscaping, Natural Resources, Park Design, Parks, Public Facilities, Recreation, Recreational Facilities, Site Selection, Textbooks, Wildlife Management
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10010 ($18.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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