At MSA, we work closely with communities to build greater awareness of residents’ wants and needs.
We translate that knowledge into new and reengineered parks, and recreational and water-based facilities that promote engagement, foster a sense of community pride and improve quality of life—all of which help drive economic growth and community prosperity. Then, we help secure the funding to make the plans happen. Ultimately, we help you create a community that not only looks better, but functions better, too.
Results—and a process—you can enjoy.
Creating successful parks and recreational assets starts with an investigation into what your community wants and needs and how these spaces can have the greatest positive impact on people’s lives. We weave public engagement into the early stages of assessing needs, planning and design, so you can count on community support from the outset. We also consider your long-term plans from the beginning, laying the groundwork for future growth. Funding, too, is part of the initial equation; we’re committed to recommending and designing solutions that can actually be built, and our funding team is instrumental in sourcing innovative strategies to make that happen.
Big projects generally require significant documentation for regulatory permitting. Whether it is NPDES permits or in-water DNR and US Army Corps of Engineers regulations, our team can prepare the applications, work with the regulators, and successfully obtain the needed permits for the project. We have the experience with these agencies and the reputation as honest consultants to facilitate a positive permit application process.
From this solid framework, MSA then brings together a multidisciplinary team of planners, designers, engineers, architects and landscape architects—everyone it takes to create spaces that deliver against your community’s wants and needs and promote them to the public. Based on the needs of your project, we can bring our water, GIS and aerial drone experts to the table as needed. Whatever it takes to make your project a success, MSA has the expertise to handle it, leading to a smoother process and a better outcome for your community.
Create a destination that current and future residents will love.
As partners fully committed to the success of the communities we serve, MSA is proud to help you create and promote the very essence of your community. And, we’re dedicated to helping you maximize the value of some of your most powerful assets.
- Boat Launches & Landings
- Marinas & Waterfront Facilities
- Parks & Recreation Planning & Design
- Pools, Splash Pads & Water Play
- Recreational Trails
- Shelters & Restroom Buildings
- Sports Fields
Raine Gardner, PE
Team Leader, Senior Project Engineer
Services we provide
See a full list of the services we provide at MSA.
Contact us to get the conversation started. And learn more about how MSA can be a trusted partner in meeting your community or development goals. For survey requests, please click here to fill out our survey request form.