A group formed to push for construction of additional recreational sites in Lawrence has chosen a team of planners to assess the area's needs.
Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth, or PLAY, agreed Thursday to hire a team of planners led by Treanor Architects to compile a needs assessment and feasibility study regarding the area's sports sites and features.
The team includes Landplan Engineering, GreenPlay LLC and Rich Caplan, a consultant.
PLAY officials interviewed five firms for the job, which will be scheduled for completion within six months, said Bonnie Lowe, a member of the PLAY committee.
The $63,000 study is being financed by the city of Lawrence, Douglas County, the Lawrence school district and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.