Blog

  • Nov 9, 2020

    Parks Won on Election Day

    City Parks Alliance

    In a year that brought uncertainty and challenges to our nation’s city parks, Election Day provided some relief. Voters in 11 states across the U.S. approved n…

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  • Aug 16, 2020

    Great American Outdoors Act: A Victory for City Parks and People

    Julie Waterman, City Parks Alliance

    On August 4, 2020 the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation guarantees that the $900 million deposited into the Land and W…

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  • May 15, 2020

    Advocacy Update: City Park & Recreation Funding, Green Infrastructure, and Emergency Relief

    Julie Waterman, City Parks Alliance

    City Parks Alliance’s federal advocacy efforts have been in full-force during the health crisis, focusing on increasing federal investment for urban parks.

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  • Mar 4, 2020

    Denver Parks’ Happy Haynes Testifies for the Outdoors for All Act at the House Natural Resources Committee Hearing

    Happy Haynes, Denver Parks and Recreation

    Read Haynes' Outdoors for All Act testimony transcript, presented before the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

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  • Mar 26, 2019

    Federal Investment In Parks Yields Big Results for Cities

    Michael B. Hancock, City of Denver

    Column from Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and City Parks Alliance Executive Director Catherine Nagel on the Land & Water Conservation Fund.

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  • Oct 15, 2018

    A Crucial Funding Stream for Urban Parks

    A federal grant program that helps diverse, underserved neighborhoods should be preserved -- and expanded.

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