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

  • Dec 1, 2023

    “Parks make our cities work”: City Parks Alliance Rallies for Outdoors for All Act

    City Parks Alliance

    Yesterday, City Parks Alliance Executive Director Catherine Nagel joined Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.-44), Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (…

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  • Virtual Workshop

    Developing High-Impact Park Partnerships

    Dec 20, 2023Virtual

    Partnerships involve mutual effort and investment to accomplish shared goals that are unattainable without such collaboration. Partnerships can be complex and …

  • Nov 30, 2023

    City Parks Alliance Joins Rally in Support of “Outdoors for All” Act

    City Parks Alliance

    U.S. REP. NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGÁN LEADS RALLY IN SUPPORT FOR “OUTDOORS FOR ALL ACT” WITH CHIEF EXECS FROM THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION, SIERRA CL…

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  • Nov 14, 2023

    Coming in January! New and Improved Memberships

    City Parks Alliance

    In January 2024, City Parks Alliance will be updating our membership structure to better serve our members and increase access to our member-exclusive programm…

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  • 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 …

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