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Park and recreation environments give identity and economic benefit to cities and sets a stage for civic activities that enhance social interaction while promoting health and wellness. Our experience of estimating over 130 park and recreation projects encompasses a wide range of project types such as new community centers, visitor center renovations, and building studies. Our in-depth experience of federal parks, local community spaces, and academic recreation facilities provides a diverse understanding that we bring to each client and unique project. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Aquatic

  • Community Park

  • Federal Park

  • Garden

  • Hardscape

  • Landscape

  • Lodging

  • Pavilion

  • Recreation/Community Center

  • State Park

  • Trails



park + recreation projects estimated



projects estimated


landscape-specific projects estimated


square feet of cost estimated in 2023

Select Experience


City of Douglasville

Hunter Park Ike Owings Community Center

Client/Architect: Lyman Davidson Dooley

City of Moore Recreation Center

City of Moore

Moore Recreation Center

Client/Architect: Clark Patterson Lee

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Chattahoochee Nature Center Master Plan

Client/Architect: Houser Walker Architecture

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Atlanta Beltline Enota Park Expansion

Client/Architect: POND


City of Decatur

Recreation Center

Client/Architect: PRAXIS3

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Paulding County Parks & Recreation

Burnt Hickory Park and Community Center

Client/Architect: Lyman Davidson Dooley


Mirabeau Water Garden

Client/Architect: Waggonner & Ball


Centennial Olympic Park Improvements

Client/Architect: DTJ Design

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We’re very grateful for Palacio's guidance, as their work allows us to collaborate with our clients more confidently and in ways that allow great architecture to be accomplished.

Gregory Walker


Houser Walker Architecture

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Whether it’s a community recreation center or a complicated academic building renovation, the Palacio team brings a great attitude and accurate numbers that help us deliver successful design solutions to our clients. 

David Hamilton

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What distinguishes Palacio from others is their willingness to develop multiple, flexible cost model options early on in a project. The detail we receive allows us to set our projects up for success for our firm and for our clients.

Jason Richards
Former Senior Associate

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