Become a City Parks Alliance Member

Join Our Active Community of Urban Park Professionals and Advocates

City Parks Alliance membership is your connection to information and expertise on new urban park models, practices, and innovative partnerships. As a member of the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks, you will be part of a dynamic network that includes urban park and recreation leaders, city planning and design professionals, public officials, advocates, funders, and innovators from all sectors.

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Joining is easy and takes less than 10 minutes


Members enjoy access to:

Exclusive, deep-dive webinars

Learn about collaborative funding models, advocacy tools, public-private partnerships, and more through a full archive of deep-dive webinars.

Virtual skill-building workshops

Receive discounts for online workshops with your peers around the country and build core skills in key areas such as strengthening partnerships and engaging the community. Further discounts are offered for teams.

ParkXChange Resource Library

Find examples of funding models, partnership agreements, and other parks-related templates in the ParkXChange Resource Library.

Discounts for Greater & Greener

Take advantage of professional development opportunities and continuing education credits with members-only discounted registration rates at Greater & Greener, our biennial, international convening of over 1,000 urban parks leaders.

Urban park job bank

Find the right candidate for your organization by posting your open positions in our nationwide job bank.

First-pick registration for park tours

Take advantage of your early access to registration for park tours, and explore how other cities are building equitable green spaces.

Advocacy and equity materials

Access advocacy tools (reports, videos, fact sheets) to use on the local level and learn more about CPA’s advocacy work on the national level, including our Mayors for Parks Coalition.

Membership Is For

  • Utilize equity resources: Active Parks, Healthy Cities report (national neighborhood study that identifies low-cost ways to engage residents in parks), equity webinars
  • Leverage workshops for your city and community that facilitate open and honest conversations about challenges and opportunities.
  • Explore partnership agreements and other parks-related templates in the ParkXChange Resource Library.
  • Take advantage of professional development opportunities at Greater & Greener, our biennial, international urban parks conference.
  • Find the right candidate for your organization through our nationwide job bank.

  • Leverage partnership resources and park activation examples through our reports, videos, and MOUs and agreements in the ParkXChange Resource library.
  • Learn about different funding models and advocacy tools in our deep-dive webinars.
  • Take advantage of the discount to Greater & Greener, our biennial urban parks conference — bring your whole team!
  • Explore park-related grant opportunities.

  • Join a growing, national network of parks and greenspace champions.
  • Learn about collaborative financing and public-private partnerships in live webinars and access to our full webinar archive.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the parks and recreation community: enjoy discounts to Greater & Greener, our biennial urban parks conference.
  • Get inspired at city park tours – network with peers and examine creative solutions to park issues.

  • Gain access to Funders Learning Network programming, peer-to-peer events curated exclusively for grantmakers investing in parks and green infrastructure.
  • Network with other foundations (and get discounts for your team) to Greater & Greener, our biennial international urban parks conference.
  • Equip your staff with peer-to-peer learning and programming examples from parks across the country with our member-only webinars and ParkXChange resource library.
  • Learn strategies for giving well and maximizing the power of parks as a tool for positive social change with our park tours.

  • Find examples of funding models and partnership agreements in the ParkXChange Resource Library.
  • Learn from other business improvement districts through our deep-dive, discussion-oriented webinars.
  • Network and stay up-to-date on parks best practices and creative solutions with discounts to attend Greater & Greener, our biennial international urban parks conference.

  • Get discounts for Greater & Greener, our urban parks conference, where you’ll network with and learn from experts in the industry about how other cities are collaborating with private-public and cross-agency partnerships.
  • Leverage resources like funding models, agreements, and other park documents in our ParkXChange Resource Library.
  • Enjoy collaborative discussions and learn from other cities in our member-only webinars.
  • Explore how other cities are building equitable green spaces and leveraging partnerships through our park tours.

  • Gain inspiration and network with like-minded park advocate peers at our urban parks conference Greater & Greener, where you’ll find interactive workshops, tours, activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Participate in a workshop for your city: join honest dialogue around problems and solutions facing your city.
  • Support City Parks Alliance as we advocate at the local and federal levels for the importance of urban parks and green spaces: our Mayors for Parks Coalition has been part of the movement that won permanent authorization for LWCF!


Membership Rates

Member rates are based on the type of membership (individual or organization) and the annual budget of your organization. Have questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Green Champion Organizations

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 access to our membership benefits for up to 500 members of their staff.