2011 Parks Conference Recap & Training Resources

Below please find the presentations from the 2011 Keeping Parks Open Using Public Private Partnerships Conference.  Each set of slides is included in both PowerPoint (ppt) and Adobe pdf formats.

Part #1:  Overview, why use private management, answering the critiques

Keeping Parks Open #1 — Overview (ppt)

Part 1:  Overview (pdf)

Keeping Parks Open with Public-Private Partnerships, Part 1 from Warren Meyer on Vimeo.

Part 2:  Bidding and Contract Mechanics

Keeping Parks Open #2 — Bidding and Contracts (ppt)

Part 2:  Bidding and Contracts (pdf)

Keeping Parks Open with Public-Private Partnerships, Part 2 from Warren Meyer on Vimeo.

Part 3:  Concession Economics

Keeping Parks Open #3 –Concession Economics (ppt)

Part 3:  Concession Economics (pdf)

Keping Parks Open with Public-Private Partnerships, Part 3 from Warren Meyer on Vimeo.

ASU / Sierra Club Debate

Finally, a bit over a year ago, the Parks and Recreation department had a debate on private operation of parks between Warren Meyer of Recreation Resource Management, Grady Gammage of the ASU Morrison Institute, and Sandy Bahr of the Arizona Sierra Club.  The video of that debate is included below.

ASU Symposium: Can Public-Private Recreation Partnerships Help Arizona State Parks? from Warren Meyer on Vimeo.