The Team

Cranston Engineering Group

Cranston offers local leadership of an outstanding recreation and parks planning team. The firm is a leading consulting firm that provides civil engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, traffic engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning and land surveying services throughout the Southeast. Since our founding in 1967, we have specialized in creating design solutions that meet our clients’ expectations and enhance the communities in which they are located. A number of these endeavors have included formulating master plans for regions, districts and parks for cities and counties based on public involvement.

Our philosophy is that the best designs come out of a collaborative process that seeks to create the future in imaginative was. Our people work constantly to achieve quality results by applying good design practices, the latest technology, and teamwork with complementary professionals.

We regularly provide professional services to governmental, industrial and private development clients for a wide variety of projects. We are dedicated to providing cutting-edge design solutions to enable our clients to conceive and implement their goals, regardless of size, scope or complexity.

PROS Consulting

Since the firm was established in 1995, PROS has completed more than 900 projects in over 47 states and numerous projects internationally in six countries.

Management consulting and planning services offered by PROS span the full spectrum of planning needs for public agencies, and are grouped into the following practice areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Operations, Maintenance and Organizational Development
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Feasibility Studies and Business Planning
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Web Design and Development
  • Customer Service Training

The project will be led by Neelay Bhatt with strategic oversight by Leon Younger and supported by Will Younger and Sarah Durham from the PROS Team.


Wood+Partners Inc. is a regional planning and landscape architectural firm offering Parks and Recreation Master Planning, Park Design and Landscape Architectural services to clients throughout the southeast. WPi was founded in 1988 and offers 26 years of experience with staff in both Hilton Head Island, SC and Tallahassee, FL. Our recreation planning group offers unparalleled depth and experience throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. Our staff specializes in preparing recreation needs assessments and has completed City and Countywide Park and Recreation Master Plans for many communities in the Southeast.

  • Our clients benefit from our staff’s experience particularly in the following areas
  • Recreation Needs Assessments
  • Statements of Probable Costs
  • Master Planning for Large scale regional parks, neighborhood parks and athletic facilities and
  • Park Design, Construction Document Preparation, Bidding & Negotiation Assistance and Construction Phase Services.
  • We approach recreation planning with a keen eye towards creating recreation environments that enhance the quality of life while offering affordable facilities that are easy to operate and maintain.

APD Urban Planning and Management

APD Urban Planning and Management, LLC, established in 1990, is a minority-owned firm with offices in Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Augusta, GA. Our firm consists of professionals trained and experienced in multiple disciplines, including real estate development, neighborhood and urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, community development, public engagement, construction management, marketing and branding and geographic information systems (GIS).

Thanks to our team-based interdisciplinary approach, our clients can be confident that every aspect of their projects receives the highest level of planning, design, and redevelopment implementation expertise to create sustainable, place-based neighborhood revitalization initiatives that improve the quality of life for community residents and stakeholders.

ETC Leisure Vision

Since the firm was established in 1995, PROS has completed more than 900 projects in over 47 states and numerous projects internationally in six countries.

The ability to Effectively Listen & Involve Citizens and Clients has given ETC Institute a reputation as one of the premier public policy market research firms in the country. ETC Institute’s services focus on involving citizens, users, and stakeholders in the decision making process and developing creative and sustainable funding strategies.

Core services of the firm involve conducting statistically valid phone and mail/phone services and related market research. They have conducted more than 600 surveys for parks and recreation systems in 46 states across the Country for a wide variety of projects including parks and recreation master plans, strategic plans and feasibility studies.

Established in 1992, ETC Institute helped secure funding for more than $2 billion of parks and recreation projects. PROS Consulting and ETC Institute have teamed on more than 300 similar parks and recreation projects.