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.

The Latest

  • Member Exclusive
    Webinar

    Effective Cross-Agency Collaboration on Green Infrastructure

    Sep 28, 2021Virtual

    Climate change presents unique challenges to cities, and these challenges increasingly demand innovative solutions and partnerships. Join us to hear how parks …

  • Workshop

    Empowering the Community Through Authentic Engagement

    Oct 13, 2021Virtual

    Community engagement has typically been approached as a process that allows organizations to solicit feedback on particular projects or plans. This model often…

  • Aug 10, 2021

    Submit a Proposal for Greater & Greener 2022

    Katie Burns

    The call for speaker presentations for Greater & Greener 2022 is now open! Share your work with more than 1000+ park practitioners from around the world in…

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  • 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.

  • Aug 10, 2021

    Park and Conservation Organizations Applaud Department of Interior’s $16 million in Grants to Improve Local Parks and Recreation in Disadvantaged Urban Communities

    Today, the National Park Service announced its fourth round of Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) awardees which will distribute $16 million …

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  • Oct 13, 2020

    City Parks Alliance Launches Equitable Park Funding Hub to Help Users Explore More Than 50 Federal, State, and Local Park Funding Strategies

    Support for this work was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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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.