Green Champions

Support the Power of Parks

Organizations of all sizes can upgrade to our Green Champion membership level to demonstrate their commitment to urban parks and the work of City Parks Alliance and gain unlimited access to our membership benefits for their entire staff.

Central Park Conservancy

Since day one, Central Park has been the city dweller’s backyard: a lush and wide-open retreat from the swarming cityscape just beyond its perimeter. What began as a citizen-led effort to revitalize this precious resource became a lasting commitment to the health of the Park and, in turn, that of all New Yorkers. The Conservancy has invested more than $1 billion to date in this mission, the impact of which is beyond measure.

The proof is in the Park. With each landscape revived, water body refreshed, and monument restored, we are both preserving Central Park’s history and cementing its longevity. Our work never ends. It is motivated by an immense reverence for Central Park — a masterpiece of landscape architecture, an inclusive respite from urban life, and an invaluable asset to the greatest city in the world.

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

The Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, stewards to over 16,000 acres of parkland, offering extensive recreational, social and cultural programs at 444 park sites in every Los Angeles neighborhood from the valley to the sea. With 1400 full time, 5,000 part-time/seasonal employees, 35,000 volunteers and park partners, we build healthy communities that will make Los Angeles one of the most livable cities in America.

We take pride in supporting the City’s urban wilderness and open spaces by maintaining and caring for the park’s urban tree canopy, 13 lakes and 92 miles of hiking trails that contribute to LA’s vast natural resources. We own and operate Venice Beach, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and 12 museums, which attract millions of residents and visitors from around the world as well as oversee Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, and home to a number of historic venues and landmarks such as the world-class Griffith Observatory, the iconic Greek Theatre and the famous Hollywood Sign.

We are focused to restore and enhance the safety and enjoyment of park patrons; increase recreational programming; support greater park access and equity; support the Los Angeles River Revitalization; implement increased sustainability practices and projects; maximize private-public partnerships and improve customer service. We are public recreation in Los Angeles, one of the World’s greatest cities!

Detroit Parks & Recreation

The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department provides recreation and leisure activities for all who live, work and play in Metro Detroit. With 309 parks and 11 recreation centers, DPRD connects communities with parks, programs and facilities to positively impact their health and wellness. Whether it’s a family picnic at one of our newly renovated neighborhood parks, taking one of the many classes offered at our recreation centers, or enjoying an outdoor concert at Hart Plaza or The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, we’re making it happen! With programs for youth, adults and seniors, DPRD strives to be the premier recreation service provider in Metro Detroit.

Millennium Park Foundation

Millennium Park Foundation was established in 1998 as a nonprofit organization that shared the same vision as the City of Chicago for a world-class arts and cultural space in the Loop business district of downtown.

Millennium Park Foundation, along with several donors, hired various artists and architects to design and construct the sculptures and facilities found throughout the Park. Each new addition presented its own story of vision, risk, design, finance, construction and operation. As a result, the Park is an aggregate of the initial framework and individual additions that were not anticipated in the original plan. Yet at each stage, the framework for planning was flexible and neutral enough to enable a variety of alternatives to evolve successfully. Each project enriched the whole, adding to the critical mass of attractions, and thus to the ability of the Park to attract a diverse group of visitors.


Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,817 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, seven golf courses and 49 recreation centers. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 26 million visits annually.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board permanently preserves, protects, maintains, improves, and enhances its natural resources, parkland, and recreational opportunities for current and future generations of our region including people, plants, and wildlife. The MPRB dismantles historic inequities in the provision of park and recreation opportunities for all people to gather, celebrate, contemplate, and engage in activities that promote health, wellbeing, community, and the environment.

NYC Parks

NYC Parks is the steward of more than 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 1,800 basketball courts, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.

San Francisco Recreation & Parks

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department administers more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces, including two outside the city limits– Camp Mather in Yosemite Valley and Sharp Park in Pacifica, Calif. Our park system includes 25 recreation centers, nine swimming pools, five golf courses and numerous tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and other sports venues. Included in the department’s responsibilities are the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo, and Lake Merced.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of everyone in our diverse community.

The Trust for Public Land

At the Trust for Public Land, we don’t just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. We depend on the ongoing support of individuals to make sure our work carries on well into the future.

Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. We’re proud to say that we’ve been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we helped create, and countless more visit every year.

Become a Green Champion

Organizations of all sizes can upgrade to our Green Champion membership level to demonstrate their commitment to urban parks and the work of City Parks Alliance and gain unlimited access to our membership benefits for their entire staff.