In the second episode of West Side Stories, Allison speaks with two members of the parks division of West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department. She asks them how they came to be professionals in the field, what steps are involved in creating a new park, if there are any common myths about their job they want to debunk. They also provide insight into playground safety certification and what their favorite parks are.
|Marco Alvarez-Park Planner
Marco is from Sioux City, Iowa and attended Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 2007. Marco started his career as a intern Planner for the City of West Des Moines. He then was hired full time as the Park Planner for the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department in 2007. Marco resides in Clive with his wife and three children (the youngest two are twins) aged 2 and 4 years old.
Kevin Conn-Landscape Architect
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