Recreational Planning & Design

The perception of a community by current and future residents is linked to where and how people spend their leisure time in that community. Therefore, progressive communities plan and design for the integration of sustainable parks, recreation, and open space elements with traditional components of community design. JMT's philosophy of recreation planning and design embraces the needs and desires of current and future residents, focusing on opportunities for recreation, connectivity and interaction with both natural and man-made environments for leisure activity.

JMT's Recreation Planning and Design Team consists of landscape architects, park and recreation specialists, planners, and engineers who have extensive experience with the redesign and retrofit of existing recreation facilities, the design of new facilities, and the integration of facilities with other land uses. We apply our expertise with a variety of innovative and sustainable solutions with respect to design, materials, and techniques.

Our typical services for a client involve one or more of the following:

  • Park master planning
  • Park and recreation feasibility studies
  • Open space plans
  • Trail and greenway plans
  • Playground design
  • Field material selection
  • Plaza, bandstand, and town center design
  • Wayfinding and interpretive signage
  • Park construction
  • Community visioning
  • Public involvement



Penns Landing 2S

Penn’s Landing Redevelopment Study

JMT evaluated the feasibility of a proposed waterfront revitalization in Philadelphia.

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C&D Canal Recreational Trail

JMT designed sustainable trail facilities in support of a multi-state project to implement the C&D Canal Trail.

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SSA Child Care Center Playground Design

JMT provided design services for the site work and utilities associated with child care center playground improvements.

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Poquoson Little League Baseball Fields

The City of Poquoson tasked JMT with designing a layout for three new Little League baseball fields and supporting facilities in this complex, fast tracked project.

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Kenneth Young Memorial Park Master Site Plan

JMT helped develop a master site plan for a community park.

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Windy Ridge Park Master Plan

JMT completed a master plan for a new, 90 acre recreational area.

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Community and Neighborhood Parks Master Plans

JMT created master plans for a township's first recreation facilities to meet the immediate and future needs of the community.

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Stump Park Site Plan & Construction Documents

JMT completed a park development plan that promoted recreational activities while emphasizing conservation of natural and heritage resources.

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