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

  • Webinar

    How Cities Can Receive Funding From The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

    Jun 2, 2021Recording Available

    We are excited to collaborate with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and National Recreation and Park Association to host a webinar on …

  • May 21, 2021

    6 Reasons Why You Don’t Want to Miss City Parks Alliance’s Summer Series

    Karen Nozik, City Parks Alliance

    Has there ever been a better time to talk about city parks? Never before have urban parks and green spaces proved so essential to the health and well-being of …

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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.

  • Webinar

    Measuring Park Use to Better Understand Your Park System

    Jun 3, 2021Virtual

    Despite the historically high use of parks during the pandemic, many park organizations may lack a data-driven picture of how park use is changing and how this…

  • 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.