Logansport, IN Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2024)


Logansport, Indiana is looking towards its public recreation to revitalize a community experiencing slow population growth. In fact, with many public spaces along the Eel River (which runs through the heart of the city), the parks and recreation department is poised to be the catalyst for the area’s community vitality. The Logansport Parks and Recreation Department desired to develop a five-year master plan that would help position themselves as the area’s “First Choice in Outdoor Recreation.”


Zec Eight Insights partnered with Context Design and ETC Institute to create the department’s next five-year plan. Zec Eight Insights focused on conducting an operational assessment, synthesizing community engagement data, and developing new vision and mission statements along with core values for the department. A series of public meetings and staff (and Board) workshops helped create a unified vision for park land improvements, recreation investments, and the overall vision for Logansport Parks and Recreation.


The final Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides site-specific guidance for amenity and facility improvements, operational best practices, funding and financing strategies, and leveraging the city’s waterfront and rich history as part of its recreational offerings. Additionally, a new vision statement, mission statement, and core value statements were developed, reviewed, and adopted by the Park Board as part of the overall plan development and adoption process.

Janet E. Fawley, Parks Administrator
Logansport Parks and Recreation
(574) 753-6969
1701 Dividend Drive
Logansport, IN 46947