Leveraging the Power of City Parks

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

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Photo courtesy of Ben Brink and Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR.

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  • Member Exclusive
    Peer to Peer

    Partnering with Communities to Build Inclusive Park Spaces

    Nov 18, 2021Virtual

    Developing park projects and programs that center the voices and needs of everyone in the community is a perennial challenge for park professionals. This type …

  • Member Exclusive
    Webinar

    Reclaiming and Maintaining Vacant Lots

    Dec 14, 2021Virtual

    Vacant lots that are reclaimed as natural areas have the potential to add significant amounts of green space in cities. They can also serve as connections betw…

  • Report

    Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Case Studies & Recommendations

    City Parks Alliance

    Learn from seven cities that are leading the way with data-driven approaches to guide park investments, engage communities, and build better parks for all.

  • Nov 5, 2021

    City Parks Alliance Commends Congress and the Administration on the Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    City Parks Alliance strongly supports the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the wide-ranging benefits that they will provide to America’s cities and t…

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City Parks Alliance Membership Network

City Parks Alliance members make up a dynamic network of urban park and recreation leaders, city planning and design professionals, public officials, advocates, funders, and innovators from all sectors.

Meet Our Champions for City Parks

Corporate Council

The Corporate Council provides leadership and strategic guidance to strengthen city parks nationwide and support public and private investment in city parks and green spaces.

Funders Learning Network

The Funders Learning Network is a national network of funders with a specific focus on the potential of parks, recreation, and green space in cities.

Research Partners

Together with economists, engineers, public policy experts, advocates, and practitioners, we are delivering practical solutions that address critical emerging issues in cities.