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
    Webinar

    Designing Parks to Meet Climate Resilience Challenges

    Mar 18, 2021Recording Available

    As the effects of climate change continue to be felt at all levels of society from the neighborhood to the global community, it will become more important to c…

  • Mar 9, 2021

    City Parks Alliance Applauds the Introduction of the Parks, Jobs, Equity Act

    Washington, DC – Representatives Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Joe Neguse (D-CO)  introduced the “Parks, Jobs, Equity Act” on March 9.  This…

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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.

  • 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.