Learn more about Park Planning and Design Online

by Celia Divenere | Jul 11, 2018

Female college student on laptopInterested in creating outdoor recreational spaces? Have a busy schedule and want to take a course that allows for some flexibility? If so, RST594PD: Park Planning and Design is the course for you! Put your design, technical, and planning oriented skills to work with this graduate level, 8-week, online course. The course counts as 4 credit hours towards those seeking an Online Master of Science in Recreation, Sport & Tourism degree; yet, it can also be taken by non-degree seeking students.

RST594PD is divided into three modules: 1. Understanding Parks: Design Considerations, 2. An Integrated Picture: Site Inventory and Analysis, 3. Application Framework: Design and Implementation. The course consists of readings, individual posts, replies to peers, and group work. It will be completed by writing a final essay. Whether managing a park, planning a park, constructing a park, or simply critiquing and approving park plans, this course will provide the framework for understanding how to design parks that foster social interaction, build community, encourage healthy lifestyles, and safeguard the environment.

The Online Master of Science in Recreation, Sport & Tourism application deadline for Fall 2018 is August 15th. If the creation or management of outdoor recreational spaces interests you, then consider RST594PD with your course selection. Get 4 hour graduate level credit in only 8 weeks, and have the ease of being able to choose your own learning environment and time management of the weekly course assignments.

For more information or to apply to the Online Master’s Program visit http://online.illinois.edu/ms-rst.