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Parks and Recreation

Parks Planning and Development

McCabe Park Community Center

The Planning & Facilities Development Division of Metro Parks is responsible for managing the planning, design and construction of parks and park facilities throughout the Metro Parks system.

Park Projects and Sustainability

Metro Parks requires that sustainable site development techniques be integrated into its projects. New building construction, as specified by Metro Council ordinance, must achieve a LEED Silver rating.

In general, the designs should address the following sustainability issues:

  • Site permeability and stormwater management
  • Habitat restoration and enhancement
  • Reducing riparian impacts
  • Minimizing light pollution
  • Water use efficiency
  • Energy conservation and atmospheric impact
  • Materials and resource use and efficiency
  • Non-motorized access
  • Active living by design

One way Parks is advancing these sustainability goals is through the integration of green roof systems. The following video explains the construction and benefits of the new McCabe Park Community Center green roof.

Planning Division Staff

Office Phone 615-862-8400

Tim Netsch
Assistant Director for Planning and Facilities Development

Mark Bradfield
Park Planner

Amrita Chatterjee
Park Planner

Rebecca Ratz
Park Planner

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