In March 2014 DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) released “Park + Recreation: Vision Framework.” I urge you to take a look. It contains good ideas that can become a foundation for discussion and dialogue.
Through a D.C. Urban Forestry grant, funded by the U.S. Forest Service, Green Spaces for DC conducted a youth-led PhotoVoice project. The theme is “if trees could talk.” PhotoVoice engages participants using photography as a way to discuss the circumstances that the images represent as a means of personal, community, and social change.
A master plan is the fundamental planning tool for a parks and recreation department. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation has never had a master plan to guide its decisions, although the DC Comprehensive Plan refers to a 2006 master plan that has never been publicly available.