Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines

Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines

The Montgomery Planning Department is working on The Urban Parks and Public Spaces (UPPS) Design Guidelines to create inviting, easily accessible, attractive, comfortable, and safe public spaces. When complete, the Urban Parks and Public Spaces Design Guidelines will be a companion document to the Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan (EPS) Plan.

The UPPS Design Guidelines will provide overall direction for major features of parks and public spaces design including the recommended size, type of experiences and amenities for each park type should provide.

These guidelines will aim to create places within a short walk where people of all ages and incomes can meet, play, relax, exercise, enjoy nature and more in a range of parks and public spaces where we have the most people.

The guidelines will:

Develop flexible guidelines for urban parks and public spaces

Create a common language for planners, developers and citizens

Integrate lessons learned from case studies.

The public comment period will take place this fall.

Learn more by visiting https://www.montgomeryparks.org/projects/directory/urban-parks-guidelines/.

Amy Ginsburg

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