Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2016-2017 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park. Brooklyn Park maintains 90 athletic fields and strives to make them available to the public. However, these fields tend to be underutilized. To better understand why residents do not use these resources, the city asked students in Dr. Lisa Kihl’s Senior Seminar in Sport Management class to interact with the residents. The students created and delivered surveys to known community groups who frequently use the parks. They found that the reservation system for the fields was largely unknown to many of the residents, and was not easily accessible to residents who speak languages other than English. Based on their findings, the students recommended making the reservation system more accessible to residents by putting it online, as well as creating a master calendar for each field so all the scheduling and reservations are kept in one place. The students’ final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in SMGT 3881W: Senior Seminar in Sport Management, taught by Lisa Kihl in spring 2017.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative,
course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Marsh, Evan; Appleyard, Abbey; Hanson, Tyler.
Brooklyn Park Community Change and Sustainability of Athletic Fields.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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