The City of Joplin and the Parks and Recreation Department hired our design team to help guide the City through a Parks and Recreation Master Plan process. This plan will act as a roadmap for the City to make improvements to the park system for the next 10 years.
To make this plan a success, we need input from you! There are many different ways to get involved with this project, which you can find on this website. It will also be updated throughout the project with information from public meetings, engagement activities, and the final Master Plan document.
Check this website to keep up to date!
Our team is made up of landscape architects, urban planners, architects and recreation specialists.
The firms collaborating on this project are: Landworks Studio, SFS Architecture, and Ballard*King.
The first phase focuses on creating early goals and objectives, creating the community survey and getting to know the community through a Pop Up event.
The second phase entails conducting a demographic analysis of Joplin, assessing each of the park spaces/facilities, and having another Pop Up event.
Analysis + planning
The third phase is when the heart of the document is created. The design team will hold a strategic planning retreat with City Staff to finalize goals and objectives, as well as create draft priorities and recommendations. These will be presented to the public with a final open house.
Approve + implement
The fourth and final phase is for the final recommendations and document to be created. This will also include approval presentations.
The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department provides quality parks, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Joplin and surrounding communities.
To enhance the quality of existing parks
Create a unified identity
Contribute to a collective understanding of parks and recreation amenities
Provide maintenance friendly improvements
Illustrate and tell park history
Create comprehensive maps
Determine departmental capacity
Create connectivity between park spaces
Identify and use partnerships