The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently published a report: Five Characteristics of High-Quality Parks where HCM had two projects featured: Greenbriar Local Park in Potomac, MD and East Norbeck Local Park in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The report discusses five key ways to evaluate parks while emphasizing the need for input from the community each park serves to truly evaluate its success. The five key factors ULI outlines are as follows:

  1. High-quality parks in excellent condition
  2. High-quality parks are accessible to all potential users
  3. High-quality parks provide positive experiences for park users
  4. High-quality parks are relevant to the communities they serve
  5. High-quality parks are flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances


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