Parks, Planning & Public Participation

APA Missouri Chapter


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CDT

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The Olivette Park Master Plan is to guide in the delivery of excellent parks, trails, public facilities, activities, programs, and services that will contribute to community prosperity and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to the City of Olivette. The Lawrence Group, Shockey, and Olivette City Staff facilitated a number of all-inclusive public outreach engagements in cooperation with the City of Olivette and The Olivette Parks and Rec Department to ensure a balanced, open, and collaborative approach to this master planning process. The implementation framework of the plan includes sustainable and innovative approaches to effectively manage parks while developing strategies that match resource availability.

Key objectives:

Learn how city staff and consultants can collaborate on engagement to create maximum impact for minimal cost.

Understand the importance of quantifying engagement results to identify and engage underrepresented groups.

Importance of connectivity and linkages to other parks, trails, and developments.

How to create the framework to start maintaining parks sustainably.

How to develop a workable master plan that is financially responsible. 


John Iffrig

John Iffrig is a landscape architect with more than 12 years of experience in all phases of the design process. His project experience includes healthcare, senior living, streetscape, schools/higher education, playgrounds, bike trails, commercial, and residential. John is committed to sustainable design and is passionate about designing aesthetically pleasing ... Read More

Beth Quindry

With nearly 20 years of experience in city management and community engagement, Beth has worked on a wide range of engagement projects - from neighborhood-based projects to complex regional plans. Beth has a proven track record of generating excitement and participation for planning efforts resulting in support for projects, plans, and ... Read More

Jonathon Roper

Jonathan strives to enhance the lives of the people through urban planning. Currently, he serves as the planner and Geographic Information Systems Specialist for the City of Olivette, Missouri, with focused efforts on increasing housing improvements, positive economic development, Stormwater management, and quality of life planning. Jonathan serves on the ... Read More

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