Parks and Recreation Expert Witnesses

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Parks and Recreation expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental conservation, public safety, and facility management. Some of the most common specialties among Parks and Recreation expert witnesses include playground safety, sports facility management, park maintenance standards, outdoor recreation risk management, and wildlife conservation. They have provided opinions on the effects of land use planning, environmental impact assessments, recreational facility safety protocols, accessibility compliance in public spaces, and community engagement in parks and recreation programs.

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Nick EstesView profile

ID: 33801

Mr. Nick Estes

This expert has 8 years of experience as a wakeboarding instructor and 15 years of experience as an avid wakeboarder. He earned his BS in entrepreneurship and human resource management from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina followed by earning his MBA from Louisiana State University. Formerly, he was a pro-shop manager and watercraft salesman at JC Sports. He...

Sports & Recreation Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Sports & Recreation Expert Witness | New York

This expert currently serves as Professor / Chair of Health & Physical Education at a SUNY institution. Prior to this role he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Men's Lacrosse at SUNY. This expert is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) by the National Recreation and Park Association. He is a voting and attending member of the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities...

Mark HammersView profile

ID: 38256

Mr. Mark Hammers

This well-qualified expert has over twenty years of experience in the field of adventure park safety as a trained challenge course practitioner. He earned his AS in commercial music from Collin County Community College and is currently a certified challenge course manager. This expert has also earned a NOLS certification in wilderness first aid and stays active in his field as a member of the...

Artificial Turf / Sport Surfaces Expert Witness | MassachusettsView profile


Artificial Turf / Sport Surfaces Expert Witness | Massachusetts

This internationally recognized authority on sporting surfaces was hired by four US Presidents to create synthetic grass golf, tennis, and track facilities at the White House. His niche consulting firm has been in operation since 1975, allowing him to manage the application of artificial turf technology to collegiate and professional facilities. He was appointed as an official NFL field tester...

Playground Safety Expert Witness | IowaView profile


Playground Safety Expert Witness | Iowa

A certified leisure professional and playground safety inspector, this expert is also a nationally acknowledged expert in the area of playground safety. She has made presentations both nationally and internationally on playground design and safety, and is the author /co author of over 150 articles on playgrounds and children’s play. This expert has held numerous leadership and committee...

Parks and Recreation Expert Witness FAQs

What types of cases can a Parks and Recreation expert witness assist with?

A Parks and Recreation expert witness can assist with cases involving park safety, recreational facility management, playground accidents, and outdoor recreation incidents.

How can a Parks and Recreation expert witness contribute to my case?

They can provide insights on industry standards, safety protocols, maintenance issues, and risk management in parks and recreational facilities.

What subspecialties exist within the Parks and Recreation field that an expert witness might specialize in?

Subspecialties include park design and planning, outdoor adventure programming, aquatic facility management, sports facility management, and playground safety.

Why is it important to have a Parks and Recreation expert witness in a playground accident case?

These experts understand the safety standards for playground equipment and surfaces. They can identify if negligence or improper maintenance contributed to the accident.

Can a Parks and Recreation expert witness help in cases related to wildlife encounters in parks?

Yes. They can testify on whether the park followed appropriate wildlife management practices and provided adequate warnings about potential wildlife encounters.

How does Expert Institute select its Parks and Recreation expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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