Sarasota County Parks, Preserves, and Recreation Strategic Master Plan
Carolyn Brown, Director
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources
1600 Ringling Blvd., 5th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Carlos and David worked tirelessly with internal staff, external stakeholders, organizations and the public…to develop implementation strategies within a “do-able” Parks, Preserves, and Recreation Strategic Master Plan that provides focus and guidance over the course of many years into the future. [They] achieved all the project objectives and through their dedication, responsiveness, patience and professionalism exceeded our expectations.
Washington, DC Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Christopher Delfs, AICP, Chief of Staff
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street S, Suite E650, Washington, DC 20024
Carlos and Dave achieved all of the project objectives of the District of Columbia Parks and Recreation Master Plan (Play DC) and through their dedication, responsiveness and professionalism exceeded client expectations. In my 15 years as a professional in government, Carlos and Dave are my favorite consultants with whom I have worked, and remain my go-to people when I have a tough question in the world of parks planning and design. In an industry where cookie-cutter contractor work is too common, Carlos and Dave are thoughtful and tireless in their problem solving and bring an extraordinary ability to create context-sensitive solutions.
Orange County Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Matt Suedmeyer, CPRP
Orange County Parks and Recreation Division
4801 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 836-6203
Fax: (407) 836-6273
While the decision was made to use in-house staff to develop our Parks Master Plan, we quickly realized we needed assistance. Mr. Barth was the only person who came to mind and we quickly brought him on board to guide us through the process. His experience and expertise made this overwhelming task easy. He outlined the process and helped us through it, step by step. What was appreciated the most was Mr. Barth’s understanding of the interests in the community, the politics of the project, and his efforts to go above and beyond.
Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Master Plan
Forest Turbiville, Director
Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-6573 or 672-7876, x215
Hillsborough County hired Barth Associates to draft the Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department’s Master Plan. Their performance has been exemplary, especially in the areas of parks facility, operations, and programming assessments. They also conducted a thorough analysis of visitor capacity, park/program fees, and performance measures. Finally, their recommendations for department branding and place-making will be an asset for years to come.
Town of Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment, Seaview Park and Community Center
Beth Zickar, Director of Recreation
PO Box 2029
340 Seaview Ave.
Palm Beach FL 33480
Phone: (561) 227-6457
Fax: (561) 838-5489
The team at Barth Associates provided a comprehensive analysis of the data collected for the successful completion of the Needs Assessment and Master Plan for the Palm Beach Recreation Center and Seaview Park. The consummate professionalism and dedication of each associate was paramount to the impact this study had on potential future facility improvements. Dave Barth and his team continued to make themselves available to assist with project development, beyond their contractual obligation, continuously demonstrating their desire to provide guidance and productive feedback.
Buckhead, Atlanta Greenspace Action Plan
Denise Starling, Executive Director
Livable Buckhead, Inc.
3340 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite #1640, Atlanta, GA 33026
Phone: (404) 842-2682
I have worked with Carlos Perez and Dave Barth teamed together in both green space planning and multiuse trail implementation capacities. They have a knack for thoroughly engaging a steering committee and the public ensuring the development of a vision that has tremendous buy in and support. I highly recommend Carlos and Dave and can assure you that you will not be disappointed when you bring them on board.
City of Gainesville, FL Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Master Plan Implementation
Michelle Park, CPRP
Assistant Director, City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department
PO Box 490, Station 24
Gainesville, FL 32602
Phone: (352) 393.8364
Fax: (352) 334.3299
Dave’s leadership, attention to detail, ability to build group consensus and many other related talents and skills, brought great success to the departmental Master Plan and built trust and respect throughout the department and with our citizens. Since the adoption of the Master Plan, I’ve hired Dave to develop our Implementation Plan so we continue to move forward on getting ready for a ballot initiative. I cannot speak highly enough about Dave’s abilities and professionalism. I have great respect for him and his efforts!
City of Naples Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Dana Souza, Director; Mike Leslie, Deputy Director
City of Naples Community Services Department
280 Riverside Circle
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 213- 7120
Barth Associates was very professional, detail oriented, easy to work with and experts in national trends and future developments in the Parks and Recreation field. Mr. Barth and his team demonstrated vast knowledge in parks and recreation programming, park planning and initiated creative ways to receive and analyze community input, wants and needs. We could not have selected a better firm to facilitate a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for a very versatile, diverse and complex community.