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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  • Webinar

    Funding Parks and Trails Through Land Trust Partnerships

    Sep 16, 2020Recording Available

    Land trusts play an important role in the conservation and preservation of natural assets in a community while increasing access to recreational opportunities.

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    Peer to Peer

    Driving Equitable Park Investments: The Role of Citywide Park Non-Profits | Peer to Peer Call

    Sep 3, 2020Virtual

    Peer-to-Peer Call: Citywide Park Non-Profits

  • 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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  • Jul 10, 2020

    House Appropriations Committee Proposes Highest Funding in Decades for Local Parks

    House Appropriations Committee Proposes Highest Funding in Decades for Local Parks.

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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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  • 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.

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.