Standing Bear Lake Trail - Omaha, Nebraska
Rotary Riverwalk Park - Des Moines, Iowa
Cownie Soccer Park - Des Moines, Iowa
Precedence Park - Ankeny, Iowa
Iowa River Landing Wetland Park - Coralville, Iowa
Jester Park Natural Playscape - Granger, Iowa
Gray's lake Park - Des Moines, Iowa
Erfurt Park - Shawnee, Kansas
Harrison County - Iowa Welcome Center - Missouri Valley, Iowa
Lowe Park Amphitheater - Marion, Iowa

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Public parks and open space give identity and economic benefit to cities, preserve the environment and provide a stage for civic activities and public life.


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 Culture

Featured Article in Kansas Parks and Recreation Magazine / Winter 2019

The Story of Loess Hills

Harrison County - Iowa Welcome Center / Missouri Valley, Iowa

Rotary Riverwalk Park

A Unique Destination Urban Park / Des Moines, Iowa

LA China - Natural Playscapes

Feature article on Jester Park Natural Playscape  / Granger, Iowa

Sculpting a Masterpiece - Park & Art

John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park / Des Moines, Iowa

Restored Ecology as Park Design Inspiration

Valley View Park / West Des Moines, Iowa

Coloring is Fun for KIDS and ADULTS, just download and start coloring some your favorite outdoor spaces.

Download: Nature & Place Book 1

Download: Nature & Place Book 2