Nick Kushner

Community Planner at DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Nick Kushner, AICP, is the senior Community Planner with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). Nick has been with DPR for six years and was most recently the project manager for DPR’s 20-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Ready2Play.

In his role, Nick manages various planning and capital projects for DPR as well as numerous federal grants including DOI’s LWCF grant and FEMA’s BRIC grants. Nick regularly engages with interagency colleagues on a number of planning efforts across the city, including the Comprehensive Plan, small area plans for neighborhoods, and the District’s climate and heat-related planning.

Prior to coming to DPR, Nick worked with the DC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services on Age-Friendly-DC, a citywide plan to make DC accommodating for all ages. Nick has also worked on the city’s long-range sustainability plan, Sustainable DC. Nick has presented at numerous conferences in the fields of planning, parks, public health, aging, and resilience.


Federal Funding Opportunities for Parks: Green Space, Recreation, Trails, and Resiliency

Monday, June 24
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM