Special Use Areas
Ideal size is determined by use.
service area description
Varies; The type of facilities and opportunities offered determines the size of the service area. The type of access required also depends on the use, but should include where appropriate pedestrian, bicycle, boat, public and private transportation.
Special use facilities include stand-alone recreation facilities not located within larger parks. Their size and service area vary depending on their use. Special use areas support single-purpose facilities, such as ballfields dedicated to one sport, off-leash dog areas, skate parks, boat ramps, swimming pools, community centers, urban plazas, and gardens.
Benefits of a SPECIAL USE AREA
- Provides regional or citywide opportunities for recreation, social and cultural activities.
- Serves recreation needs of families.
- May provide other benefits depending on its purpose.
- Contributes to community identity.
Design criteria for SPECIAL USE AREAS