Comprehensive Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Plan

Dubuque, IA

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

RDG led an 18-month comprehensive parks planning effort to help establish a twenty-year vision for Dubuque County Parks. This planning effort was focused on preserving and protecting the natural landscape while elevating the quality of life for users – effectively balancing the recreational demands with natural environment. Significant attention was paid to improving user access, educating the public (and K-12 students), building awareness of the park system and growing the constituency of conservation supporters. Special factors included the use of geo-spatial modeling, including an analysis of karst depressions (ground water/sensitive lands) acquisition, the integration of watershed plans (watershed protection) and a species richness model to target high-quality habitats for protection.

  • CLIENT: Dubuque County Conservation
  • COMPLETE: November 2020
  • AWARDS:
    • ASLA Central States - Honor Award in Planning & Analysis - 2021
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