Brandon, SD | Sports + Recreation
ISG led community engagement efforts to inform master planning efforts that will bolster recreational and athletic opportunities at Aspen Park.
As one of South Dakota’s fastest growing cities, the City of Brandon’s Aspen Park was in need of a master plan for improvements to its 90 acres of recreational space.
Aspen Park offers a variety of athletic amenities and serves multiple user groups, making diverse, multi-generational outreach and improvement options a focal point of the plan. To best meet the needs of multiple user groups and invested residents, ISG is took a collaborative approach and worked alongside the Park Advisory Committee, school district, public, and other stakeholders from start to finish to determine a plan that would transform the park into an even more desirable community space.
Master planning initiatives included a complete site inventory and analysis, drone surveying, and two-date design charrette that yielded fresh ideas, helped prioritize areas of improvement, and suggested opportunities that were incorporated into the final plan. Recommended improvements included connectivity and trail network expansions, athletic facility and field enhancements, replacement opportunities for playground equipment, infrastructure recommendations, water resource evaluation, and sustainability opportunities.