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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The Latest

  • Video

    Parks as Infrastructure

    City Parks Alliance

    A five-part video series documenting the role of parks as urban infrastructure.

  • Report

    A Smart Investment for America’s Health, Economy, and Environment

    City Parks Alliance

    This report highlights the physical, mental, and environmental benefits that city parks provide and demonstrates how funds from the LWCF’s Outdoor Recreation L…

  • Member Exclusive

    Co-Creating Park Spaces with Indigenous Communities

    Dec 21, 2022Virtual

    With growing interest in land acknowledgment and understanding of Indigenous history, how can cities meaningfully engage Indigenous communities on park project…

  • Workshop

    Driving Change Through Leadership and Collaboration

    Jan 11, 2023Virtual

    It is often said that change is the only constant in life. The last few years have taught all of us, perhaps park leaders more than others, that we must consta…

  • Webinar

    Leveraging Transportation Funding for Park and Trail Projects

    February 2023Virtual

  • Explore the Equitable Park Funding Hub

    The Equitable Park Funding Hub provides easy access to information on a variety of funding sources relevant for parks and recreation in low-income communities …

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.