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Texas AgriLife Extension’s Urban and Municipal park programs conduct applied research and provide continuing education for community leaders, community boards, park practitioners, volunteers, and friends groups. Extension faculty use relevant, unbiased research methodologies to assist communities with park practices such as: the master planning process for parks and trails, citizen input processes, needs assessments, park and trail user surveys and user counts, and park and open space policies.

Faculty also provide materials and programs on relevant issues such as: the obesity epidemic, sprawl and open space concerns, GIS and mapping, diversity issues among staff and constituents, constraints to park use, park accessibility and trail linkages, green practices in parks, and user conflicts.

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