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dc.contributor.advisorVaught, David R.eng
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, Michaeleng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 18, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. David Vaughteng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Parks, recreation, and tourism.eng
dc.description"Spring 2012"eng
dc.description.abstractIt was a daunting task that faced the CARE Committee, City officials, the grassroots Coalition to Save Stephens Lake, and Stephens College. They had to unite the citizens of Columbia to raise $10 million to purchase a property that was not on any park master plan or green space preservation plan with little time to do it, and no existing funding source. A plan to save Stephens College was devised by the College and it involved selling a property that was beloved to many of the citizens of Columbia. To many, the parcel represented the last large property close to downtown that could serve as a central park for the City. There was a contingent of opposition groups and a well organized Coalition to Save Stephens Lake who all worked to lobby City Council members to do what they perceived to be the right thing for Columbia. The Trust for Public Land was brought in and they performed an appraisal of the property and a survey of the citizens, to determine what kind of funding source would be acceptable. There was much criticism about how rushed the process was and how the deals appeared to be made without public involvement, but after the appraisal came in and a $7 million price tag was set, it was agreed that the citizens of Columbia would have the opportunity to determine if they wanted to buy the Stephens Lake property. Experienced leadership guided the process past every road block, and in the end the citizens of Columbia voted to purchase the property that is now Stephens Lake Park.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 170 pageseng
dc.identifier.otherSnyderM-050912-T1595eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15378eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2012 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theseseng
dc.subjectland acquisitioneng
dc.subjectballot issueeng
dc.subjectStephens Lake Parkeng
dc.subjectgrass-roots movementeng
dc.titleThe acquisition of Stephens Lake Park: a case studyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineParks, recreation and tourism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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