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City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks.

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  • Jun 20, 2024

    Seattle’s Parks in the National Spotlight at Greater & Greener

    City Parks Alliance

    Seattle’s Parks in the National Spotlight, Showcasing Parks as Critical Urban Infrastructure that Support Climate Resiliency, Equity, and Well-Being2024 Greate…

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  • Mar 12, 2024

    Seattle’s Rainier Community Center Garden Wins the 2024 Toro Urban Park Innovation Award

    City Parks Alliance

    Seattle’s Rainier Community Center Garden Wins the 2024 Toro Urban Park Innovation Award$50K grant to support innovation in urban food systems and workforce de…

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  • Member Exclusive

    Fostering Youth Connection to Parks

    Jun 18, 2024Virtual

    A lifelong love of parks often starts in childhood or young adulthood. Park professionals can help to nurture this connection with nature and local parks throu…

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    Innovative Ideas from the Greater & Greener Research Lab

    Jul 30, 2024Virtual

    If you missed the City Parks Research Lab at Greater & Greener 2024, you can catch some of the highlights in this webinar! The Research Lab featured organizati…

  • Apr 9, 2024

    Explore Act Passes the House; Nonprofit & Business Groups Urge Swift Action by Senate

    City Parks Alliance

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. This bill contains the Outd…

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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.

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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.

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