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RFPs for Park Projects

ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page provides information on everything from calls for papers to competitions. Below, we highlight recently submitted RFPs and RFQs. Anyone who would like to share an opportunity may submit information online.

Arlington County, Virginia – Request for Proposals for Consultant for Gateway Park Master Plan and Design Guidelines Public Engagement Process
Deadline: March 16, 2023

Virginia's Arlington County is looking for a qualified contractor to conduct a Park Master Plan (PMP) public engagement process and produce a PMP and Design Guidelines for Gateway Park in Arlington County’s Rosslyn neighborhood. Gateway Park, approximately 3.6 acres, is situated on top of Interstate 66 (I-66).

A PMP is a collection of deliverables that includes: 

  • Existing Conditions Report
  • Summary of community engagement process and any survey or questionnaire results
  • Illustrated and annotated park concept plan
  • Estimate of construction costs
  • Interim public space and phasing plan
  • Design Guidelines

The goals of the project are to develop a Park Master Plan that outlines the steps for a world-class park and achieves the expectations laid out in the Realize Rosslyn Sector Plan, inspect ways in which other goals of the Rosslyn Gateway area can be achieved through the park redevelopment, and improve safety and physical access to the park area.

City Park Conservancy – Request for Proposals for Master Planning Services
Deadline for statements of interest: March 17, 2023
Deadline for submissions: April 14, 2023

City Park Conservancy (CPC) is seeking responses for Master Planning Services. CPC is the 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that manages and oversees the day-to-day operations of New Orleans City Park, a 1,300-acre public park in New Orleans, Louisiana, founded 170 years ago.

The Master Plan process will foster an innovative re-envisioning of the Park, grounded in serving the greater good, addressing diverse community needs, deepening the historical and cultural context, improving environmental resiliency, and creating a dynamic and enduring sense of place. Implementation of the Plan will be supported by a capital campaign.

City Park Conservancy is now seeking an experienced and highly regarded firm to lead the Master Planning process and create a bold plan for City Park’s future, grounded in its unique setting and history, and in the needs of the community. The successful firm will have a strong background in public parks, recreation, ecological sciences, disaster recovery and resiliency, park operations, and planning and design services.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – Request for Proposals for Conceptual Design Services, South Park Arboretum Nursery Complex
Deadline: April 10, 2023

The awarded design firm’s work will contribute toward Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC)’s vision of restoring the South Park Arboretum while creating a new community gateway to South Park on the Ridge Road corridor.

The South Park Arboretum Nursery Complex will welcome the public into the Arboretum and will include a tree and woody shrub container nursery, equipment storage, educational spaces, and offices for the Curator, operations staff, and future team members. The development of the South Park Arboretum Nursery Complex is part of a comprehensive, long-term 11-phased project. The project will see the historic Arboretum restored to a significant cultural landscape with a design inspired by the original plans of Frederick Law Olmsted.

The selected design team will develop and produce conceptual design plans, a facility assessment, and a general cost estimate for the 1-acre Nursery Complex. It will re-establish an arboretum nursery, necessary to care for and protect new plant accessions, by growing the collections sustainably. Further, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks System is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, therefore all proposed structures will align with the historic context of the site. The current proposed location shares in the history of a prior facility which housed the park’s groundskeeper in the 1900s and was home to the original on-site nursery.

BOPC is also seeking a qualified consultant or consultancy team to conduct an update to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks System nomination document to the National Register of Historic Places; submissions for that RFP are due March 30.

See ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page for other calls for submissions, competitions, and events.

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