405 - Creating a Greenways Maintenance Program

Thursday, September 28
3:15 PM–4:30 PM

Location: Room 222

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Conservation
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Session Type: Education Session

Houston has embarked on creating a 150-mile linear park system. In order for this to be successful, establishing the daily maintenance and long-term repairs and replacement of capital assets is critical. The Houston Parks Board, a non-profit organization, developed a maintenance program which uses economic development has the basis of funding. The framework for the program included the creation of standards, staffing and contracting requirements, and funding levels/sources.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Develop maintenance standards and long term repair/replacement to guide your program structure
Utilize GIS mapping for cost projections
Use of alternative funding for maintenance