Park Stories

People share memories and stories about the park and its connection to their lives and neighborhood.

Stories then help designers understand the park and community in a personal way.

People write their experiences on pre-designed "Park Story" sheets or record their stories with a group member serving as interviewer.

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More Reasons We Like This Tool

Inspiring

  • Vividly captures a designer’s imagination, leading to more community-specific plans.

Personal

  • Collects anecdotes and park experiences that may be overlooked with objective input-gathering tools.
  • Gets at the heart of what makes a park unique and how it serves the community.

Engaging

  • Offers a relaxed and less structured way to get people talking about what they want for the park.

Intergenerational

  • Lets young people serve as interviewers for older park users, ensuring all ages are involved and feel heard.

Multi-Use

  • Provides quotes and anecdotes, not only for the visioning report but also for press materials, to convey the capital project's human-interest side.

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Read sample Park Story interview questions.

Download a Park Stories Release and Consent Form.

See a Park Stories Sign-Up Sheet.



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