North Tangipahoa Parish Recreation Park: Kentwood, LA

Client: Town of Kentwood

Summary: Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.* created an outdoor recreation master plan for an undeveloped 62-acre parcel of land owned by the Town of Kentwood. Dana Brown & Associates, Inc. worked closely with the park steering committee to incorporate a wide range of activities to satisfy the needs of the northern, rural part of the parish. The firm designed and prepared construction documents for the first implementation phase, funded by a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Services:

  • Activities will include nature trails, baseball & soccer fields, skate park, children’s playground with splash park, RV camping, nature centers, and numerous outdoor pavilions
  • Utilized the natural environment to allow visitors of the park to explore the native wildlife and habitat native to Northern Louisiana
  • Preparation of marketing, graphics, and material to promote native plants in Kentwood
  • Preparation of detailed design, construction documents, and opinion of probable costs
  • Established phasing of development based on a yearly budget allocated by numerous public funds
  • As part of a multi-phased development, strategic elements of the overall master plan are being established earlier to allow for a fully active park throughout the construction process

* formerly known as BROWN+DANOS landdesign, inc.

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