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Park Planner Palooza IV
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Park Planner Palooza IV is an opportunity for Oregon park planners to receive training (and CEU credits), discuss cutting-edge planning initiatives, and view innovative projects. Participants will learn about innovative methods to re-envision the typical planning public engagement process to better plan and design community projects that foster unity and diversity. We will explore creative interventions that leverage our limited public funding to serve the recreational needs of diversity.

5/19/2017
When: Friday, May 19, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Walnut Community Room
4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive
Corvallis, Oregon  97333
United States
Contact: Jaqueline Rochefort, MLA
541.766.6468


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Park Planner Palooza IV

Park Planner Palooza IV is an opportunity for Oregon park planners to receive training (and CEU credits), discuss cutting-edge planning initiatives, and view innovative projects. Participants will learn about innovative methods to re-envision the typical planning public engagement process to better plan and design community projects that foster unity and diversity. We will explore creative interventions that leverage our limited public funding to serve the recreational needs of a diverse and growing population, and agency responses to the increasing public demand for diverse and inclusive access. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other park and recreation planners from around Oregon in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

What You Will Learn

  • Measures for community based visioning and design for social unity and equity.
  • Creative ways that parks and recreation professionals can increase awareness of unity and diversity in parks and recreation through design and outreach.
  • Walking tour: visit to a park that has both developed and natural areas, impending development, and a master plan that highlights unity and conservation in the landscape.

Who Should Attend

Park planning and design professionals.

Participants are encouraged to bring short slide presentations highlighting their community or any topic of interest in order to participate in a Pecha Kucha style slide presentation. Presentations should include no more than 20 photos and should be available on a USB Thumb Drive.  Participants are also encouraged to share their experiences even if they do not bring a slide presentation.

Workshop Agenda

Presentation 1: Partnerships between the public/private sector and volunteers. 

Learning Objective: Learn about innovative methods to facilitate public/private partnerships/ volunteer partnerships.

General Presentation Outline:

a) Share various methods and benefits and impacts of working partnerships with the private sector and doing more with less working with volunteers.

  • Presenters will discuss examples of their relationships with the private sector.
  • Participants will share and collaborate on their agencies’ outcomes of working with the private sector and volunteers.
  • Opportunities to improve/increase programs and facilities.

b) Discuss methods to measure success of this approach.

c) Discuss the challenges and benefits of these partnerships.  

Presenters: 

  • Michele Healy, Bend Parks and Recreation District
    • Bio coming soon!
  • Maya Agarwal, Portland Parks & Recreation
    • Bio coming soon!
  • Jimbo Ivy, Corvallis Parks and Recreation
    • Jimbo Ivy is the Theatre Supervisor for the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department at the Majestic Theatre. Educated at Kansas State University, he has been managing theatre and entertainment venues for 15 years. Helping to develop and sustain arts and culture programs at The Majestic has been culmination of his education, training, and passions.
Presentation 2: Whole Measures in Parks and Recreation

Learning Objective: How certain variables, such as park acreage, distance to parks, what’s in them, and park quality considerations correlate with perceptions of park system adequacy among residents, and how those things are related to how often someone visits a park may not reliably correlate with an individual’s level of satisfaction regarding their park system.

General Presentation Outline:

a) Discuss ways to correlate people’s perceptions and satisfaction of parks.

b) Equity and Inclusion for people and parks.

c) Q&A

Presenter:   

  •  Rob Layton, Design Concepts
    • Robby Layton, PhD, FASLA, PLA, CPRP is a founding principal of award-winning landscape architecture and planning firm Design Concepts, CLA, Inc. His work spans four decades and addresses a wide range of challenges, all of which converge on the theme of creating community. His research work has focused on strategic planning for systems of parks, greenways, open space and other public amenities, with a focus on greenspace as a public health intervention..

      In addition to his design practice, Robby has taught a number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also writes for a variety of publications in the landscape architecture field and presents regularly at academic and trade conferences on a range of topics related to his areas of interest.

      Education: BLA, Texas Tech University, 1978MLA, University of Colorado, Denver, 2002PhD, North Carolina State University, 2016

Presentation 3: Equity, Inclusion, and Grant Funding in Changing Times

Learning Objective: This session highlights grant opportunities, the future of federal funding, and the importance of equity and inclusion efforts in recreation.

General Presentation Outline: 

a) Discuss challenges of potential new federal regulations.

b) Equity and Inclusion as it relates to grant funding.

c) Q&A

Presenter:   

  •  Michele Scalise, Oregon Parks and Recreation
    • Michele Scalise has been with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for 20 years. She currently administers the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program and is a member of OPRD’s Inclusion Committee. She has previously served as the grant coordinator for several programs at OPRD including the Local Government Grant Program, Recreational Trails Program, and Veterans and War Memorials Program. Michele received a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Administration from Western Oregon University.
Presentation 4: Oregon Parklands Mapping

Learning Objective: Examining Oregon Parklands for Level of Service Objectives

General Presentation Outline:

a) Discuss increasing interest in creating management and master plan to determine community recreation facilities.

b) Learn about the ways to assess the condition and level of service existing facilities can provide.

c) Oregon mapping project.

Presenters:

  • Terry Bergerson, Oregon Parks & Recreation
    • Since 2000, Terry Bergerson has worked as the Oregon State Parks project manager for three SCORP Plans and two Statewide Trails Plans. The 2013-2017 Oregon SCORP plan was chosen by the National Park Service and the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals as the recipient of the SCORP Excellence Award for 2014. Terry is also a co-founder of the Portland Rx Play park prescription program where medical offices write prescriptions for increased physical activity for physically inactive youth to enroll in local park and recreation programs.
  • Brady Callahan, Oregon Parks and Recreation
    • Brady Callahan has led the Geospatial Team at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for the past 13 years. He and his team are responsible for geospatial data collection and management at Oregon’s 363 State Parks including 52 campgrounds and more than 1000 miles of trails. His favorite way to collect trail data is hiking with a GPS but his team makes extensive use of high resolution Lidar and scanning as well as imaging and structure from motion (SfM) techniques. He has been actively involved in GIS for over 20 years, is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and holds a Masters in Geography from Oregon State University.
Presentation 5: Equity and Inclusion in Park Design

Learning Objective: Learn about innovative methods to engage and design for under-represented community members.

General Presentation Outline: 

a) Share various methods of engaging people for whom English may be a second language.

b) Discuss methods to measure success of this approach.

c) Discuss the challenges and benefits of these partnerships.

Presenters: 

  • Megan Patton-Lopez, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, OSU College of Public Health
    • Megan Patton-Lopez, PhD, RD Post-Doctoral Research Associate, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
  • Sara Hartstein, MPH Health Policy Specialist, Benton County Health Department
    • Sara Hartstein, MPH Health Policy Specialist, Benton County Health Department
  • Rocio Muñoz, BA Equity and Inclusion Specialist, Benton County Health
    • Rocio Muñoz, BA Equity and Inclusion Specialist, Benton County Health Department

Continuing Education Units

Learning Objectives.  Participants will learn:

  • Innovative methods to work with the private sector and volunteers. 1 hour.
  • Park system variables to best serve the community.  1 hour.
  • Equity and Inclusion at the Federal Level.  1 hour.
  • Oregon Parkland Mapping. 1 hour.
  • Incorporating a diverse community into park planning and design. 1 hour.

TOTAL LEARNING TIME: 5 HOURS

Registration

Member Fee = $60

Non-Member Fee = $75

Registration includes light continental breakfast and lunch.  

Additional Information

Dress for unpredictable weather (heat, sun, wind, rain).  Bring refillable water bottle.  The education sessions will be followed by a short walk to MLK, Jr. Park, and a park tour through the developed and natural areas.  The day will end with a social at the Walnut Barn in MLK, Jr. Park.  Optional happy hour to follow workshop from 4-5pm in Walnut Barn at MLK, Jr. Park.

Sponsors & Co-Hosts:

    

Refund Policy

If approved, refunds for event registration cancellations will be subject to a 5% processing fee if purchase was made by credit card.


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