My community does not have a specific zoning category for government-owned property. In other places I worked, we intentionally zoned everything we owned to an "Institutional District."
My current community is fortunate to have a large number of government-owned parks (city and county owned). For the most part, they are still zoned the same districts they were whenever the land was acquired. Some are zoned industrial, some are residential, etc.
What are your opinions on this topic? 1) Should we have an "institutional" district for such government uses; 2) Should parks and other such things be rezoned when acquired for uniformity; 3) Any differences between parks, schools, etc. and; 4) What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of each way of thinking?