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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

  • 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

    The coronavirus pandemic has shined a spotlight on urban park inequity and the economic crisis will require a focus on new partnerships and funding sources

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    Using Climate Mitigation and Disaster Relief Funds to Build Resilient Communities

    Nov 10, 2020Virtual

    Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe.  Parks and green spaces that are designed for resilience play an important role in preventin…

  • Sep 29, 2020

    CPA Welcomes New Board Directors

    Catherine Nagel, City Parks Alliance

    I am excited to announce the addition of six new leaders to the City Parks Alliance Board of Directors. Much like our membership, our board of directors repres…

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  • Aug 16, 2020

    Great American Outdoors Act: A Victory for City Parks and People

    Julie Waterman

    On August 4, 2020 the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation guarantees that the $900 million deposited into the Land and W…

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  • Jun 4, 2020

    City Parks Alliance Statement on Racial Equity and Justice

    City Parks Alliance

    We must reexamine and recommit to our values as people, and as institutions, and do better collectively to end racism and seek justice.

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  • Aug 4, 2020

    President Signs the “Great American Outdoors Act,” a Historic Win for City Parks

    Historic investment in our parks and public space fulfills a commitment made decades ago to increase safe access to nature for all Americans.

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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.