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Missouri Parks and Recreation Association (MPRA) Conference & Expo
Osage Beach, Missouri | February 16, 2023
RDG's Presentation Topic: "Amphitheater Anatomy"
"If you Build it, They will Come" - Kansas Recreation and Parks Association (KRPA) 2023
"Engagement Strategies in a Changing World" - Missouri Parks and Recreation Association 2022
"Recreation as a Building Block" - Kansas Recreation and Parks Association 2022
"Planning for Health Equity in your Park System" - Missouri Parks and Recreation Association 2021
"Public-Private Collaborations: Evolution of Parks" - Missouri Parks & Recreation Conference 2020
"Creating Healthy Places" - Iowa Governors Conference on Public Health 2020
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Re-Imagining our Parks - The Importance of Connecting People Back to Natural Places
Learn how the City of Des Moines is going to capitalize on one of the greatest resource they have - the confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon River.
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Parks Going Green, Sustaining Momentum
Featured Article in Recreation Management / April 2021
Creative Placemaking: Storytelling About People and CultureFeatured Article in Kansas Parks and Recreation Magazine / Winter 2019
Sculpting a Masterpiece - Park & ArtJohn and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park / Des Moines, Iowa
Restored Ecology as Park Design InspirationValley View Park / West Des Moines, Iowa
Coloring is Fun for KIDS and ADULTS, just download and start coloring some your favorite outdoor spaces.
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Forest Grove Park Master Plan
Gray's Lake Park
Des Moines, IA
Iowa River Landing Wetland Park
Jester Park Natural Playscape
Pracht Wetlands Park
Valley View Park Master Plan
West Des Moines, IA
Water Works Park
Des Moines, IA