Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S07-04. Airport Property Used for Parks and Recreational Use

ACRP Synthesis 116 Examples of Facility Space Provided for Community Use at Airports surveyed airports of all sizes and found that many airports provide space or property for parks and recreational use and that airports not currently providing such space were curious about developing such uses. The surveyed airports reported that providing land for parks and recreational use provided significant benefits, including (1) a positive addition to a sustainability plan; (2) the development or improvement of relationships with the airport sponsor, the local community and community stakeholders; and (3) the enhancement of the customer experience for airport users. This synthesis will focus on the details of parks and other recreational uses on airport property. The objective of this synthesis is to describe experiences of airports that provide airport property for publicly accessible parks and other recreational uses. This synthesis does not include special or periodic event activities. The audience for this synthesis is airport administrators, airport sponsors, and community stakeholders.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S07-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of NextGen
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Performing Organizations:

    ,   Germany 


  • Principal Investigators:

    Prather, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20231120
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01866852
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S07-04
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2022 6:28PM