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Why Urban Parks Matter

City Parks Alliance

Parks serve as green engines to help address nearly every critical urban need from health to housing, to education and environmental justice, to countering sprawl and combating crime.

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2015 Urban Parks Conference

Save the Date

City Parks Alliance has selected San Francisco as the host city for the next International Urban Parks Conference, which will take place April 11-14, 2015.

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CPA Membership

Networking, funding, and advocacy opportunities are just some of the perks of a City Parks Alliance membership. Attend conferences and workshops, participate in invitation-only calls, and stay in the know with free newsletters.

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Youth Employment in Parks

Case Studies

Youth Employment in Parks is a joint program of the Anchorage Park Foundation and the Anchorage Parks & Recreation Department. The main goal of the YEP program is to engage a new generation with public lands management and recreation.

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City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks.  Learn More

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Mayors for Parks

Mayors Form Bi-Partisan Coalition to Support
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Mayor_Hancock_1 Mayor Michael B. Hancock (D)
Denver, Colorado

BetsyPrice_1 Mayor Betsy Price (R)
Fort Worth, Texas

Frontline Parks

Creating Economic, Environmental and Social Capital Through Innovative Partnerships
  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden April_Bloom_THMBSan Jose, CA

    This historic garden was once on the brink of closure.  Today, it's "America's Best Rose Garden" and a popular city park. Find out how a City Councilmember and a group of volunteers brought the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden back to bloom.

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Funding Opportunities

  • Department of Transportation and The North Face

    TIGER Discretionary Grants
    Deadline: April 28, 2014

    The TIGER Grant program provides an opportunity for the DOT to fund infrastructure projects that promise to achieve sustainability objectives.

    The Explore Fund
    Deadline: May 1, 2014
    The Explore Fund aims to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers by ...more >