HKGi

HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

HUTCHINSON PARKS, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION SYSTEM PLAN

Hutchinson, MN

MINNESOTA RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNER
2020 Award of Excellence for Strategic Planning

The city’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Education system enjoys widespread support, high community usage and participation rates, and significant financial investments and partnerships with several civic organizations. Because the system is integral to the strength of the community and its future health, the City retained HKGi to develop a master plan to guide the development, maintenance, and operations of the system for the next 10 to 20 years.

HKGi led an engagement process that included online questionnaires that received more than 1,000 responses and also included surveys targeted at high school students and senior citizens. The Strategic Master Plan component of the plan documents HKGi’s system inventory, trends analysis, gaps and opportunities analysis, and a comparison of Hutchinson’s system with national standards and selected peer communities. Implementation initiatives include a range of recommendations for short- and long-term capital projects, ongoing improvements, best practices and standards, and potential partnerships. HKGi also created a Facility Maintenance and Replacement Schedule with cost estimates to help the City more efficiently budget for system upkeep.