Small Communities Guide

Small Community Parks and Recreation
Master Planning Resource Guide –
3rd Edition Now Available

Small Communitties Guide

GP RED, in collaboration with Sagamore Publishing, has released a new edition of this popular master planning guide. Intended to serve a wide audience but specifically targeted to the needs of instructors, students, and small community practitioners, it is available in two versions. Version I is the full guide written for instructors wanting to fully understand and teach a comprehensive master planning process, and/or for agency leaders who may not have access to adequate funding to hire an effective third party firm to complete a thorough public process and master plan but still need a plan to help their agency set long-range goals and run effectively and efficiently.

The Version II Summary Guide is intended to provide an affordable step-by-step outline manual for students or individual professionals wanting to learn how to prepare a master plan for smaller park and recreation agencies. The guide is intended to offer university instructors and/or smaller community public agency leaders an affordable step-by-step blueprint of how to prepare a community-wide systems master plan for parks and recreation agencies.

The Full Guide includes 18 valuable appendix resources, such as questionnaires, matrices, invitation and inventory templates, and other sample documents to help fully implement a comprehensive planning process.

The guide can be ordered online at, or by calling 1-800-327-5557 or by email at Prices range from $40.00 for the e-text version of the Student Edition or $59.00 for the printed version, to $395.00 for the full printed version of the Educator/Agency Edition.