Pat O’Toole

Pat O’Toole brings more than 40 years of management planning experience for parks and recreation agencies and has been leading projects for GreenPlay as a principal since 2003.

Prior to joining GreenPlay, O'Toole worked for another planning firm and as a private consultant. He also served as director and assistant director for several progressive agencies in four states.

O'Toole was the original author of the first edition of this guide when he was working as a sole consultant and has contributed to updates of the second and third editions.

O'Toole has extensive expertise in budgeting, operational pro-formas, cost recovery, activity-based costing, public process, and all other facets of agency leadership and planning.

O'Toole excels at providing creative visioning and implementation strategies to forward-focused projects and teams.

O'Toole has been speaking at National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) conferences, many state park and recreation conferences, NRPA Revenue Schools, and NRPA Executive Development Schools since the early 1980s.