Parks Comprehensive Plans
SCJ’s team members have built a reputation for providing a facility-based approach to parks and recreation comprehensive plan updates.
We take a deeper look at user needs and demand through creative public outreach efforts and the use of GIS along with illustration tools to develop maps that are compelling and content rich.
Our analysis efforts dig deeper into topography, zoning, and critical areas when considering potential sites for new recreation facilities.
Natural Resource Recreation
SCJ Alliance designers recognize the importance of ‘connecting with nature’ on the human psyche. We frequently work with park and recreation districts, PUDs and other public agencies with a mission to provide public access to wilderness, open space and rivers. Our focus when developing public access to our beloved places is crafting site-sensitive solutions that meet the client and community needs while preserving habitat and the character of the site.
Trails & Trail System Planning
Trail design is more than just connecting point A to point B, it truly is an art. A sound design solution for any trail corridor begins at the planning stage, when destinations, alignment and desired aesthetic qualities are identified. Our team blends design, GIS analysis, landscape architecture and urban planning to develop solutions that are creative, inviting to the user, budget responsive, and constructible.
Trails are crucial to the well-being of a community and its citizenry. Whether trails are connecting homes to schools and parks, or people with the natural world, we understand the importance of connectivity within a community that extends beyond a system of roads. Whether it’s a hard surface urban trail system or a back-country network of hiking trails, we can help you plan your trail system to maximize access and limit impact on the natural environment.