Request for Qualifications






The City of Port Clinton invites qualified professional planning and design firms to submit qualifications to undertake the Port Clinton Recreational Amenities Survey and Plan.

The City aims to increase within the community availability of unique, accessible and inclusive multigenerational recreational experiences, informed by best practices in urban planning and recreational design, with an eye toward external funding for construction as well as low maintenance and life cycle costs to mitigate the financial burden on local taxpayers.  The project will improve the City’s readiness to conduct further park improvements for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

This RFQ seeks to identify a team of qualified professionals to provide planning and preliminary design services.  The project will develop viable improvements based on public engagement and feedback, public right-of-way and access, and availability of funding, among other factors.  The project will determine where an amenity can and should be placed for maximum impact in the community.

The City has identified three (3) priority amenities to be included in the project: splash pad, dog park, and pickleball courts.  Additional amenities will also be considered.  A total of four (4) amenities will be planned.  The City intends to begin the project in October 2023 in order to launch the design/build phase of the first recreational amenity by Spring 2024.

Qualification packages are due no later than September 15, 2023, 10:00 am.  Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via email to and

Copies of the detailed Request for Qualifications can be obtained by contacting the City Safety-Service Director’s Office at 1868 E. Perry Street, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452, phone 419-734-5522, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

City of Port Clinton Recreational Amenities RFQ, August 2023