Developing High-Impact Park Partnerships

Virtual Workshop
Developing High-Impact Park Partnerships

Partnerships involve mutual effort and investment to accomplish shared goals that are unattainable without such collaboration. Partnerships can be complex and challenging, but when managed well can leverage resources and expertise from the public, private and nonprofit sectors and bring innovative solutions to a variety of challenges.

Join City Parks Alliance for this skill-building workshop, which will focus on key principles for creating more effective and well-managed partnerships across both agencies and sectors, as well as guidelines for developing effective agreements.

During the workshop, participants will learn about key principles of successful park partnerships; hear from guest speakers who will share perspectives about their partnerships; and think about steps they can take to strengthen existing park partnerships or approach new ones.


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Mark Bernstein
Chief of Staff
City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation

Rebecca Stoner
Executive Director
Milwaukee Parks Foundation

Rebecca Stoner is a dedicated leader with more than a decade of experience in myriad nonprofit roles since she graduated from Marquette University with a Masters in Nonprofit Management. Her work centers neighborhoods, equity, belonging and building “Beloved Community.” She serves as the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Parks Foundation.

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Kit Sawers
President & CEO
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas

Kit Sawers is President and CEO of Klyde Warren Park, Dallas’s favorite green space, which welcomes more than 1.3 million visitors and hosts more than 1,300 free programs annually. Sawers has three decades of experience working with nonprofits—in fundraising, PR/marketing, and event planning.


Diana Colangelo

Diana Colangelo
Senior Program Manager
City Parks Alliance

Diana joined City Parks Alliance in 2019 and serves as Senior Program Manager. Diana manages several of CPA’s programs, including workshops, webinars, peer conversations, technical assistance work in cities across the country, and other capacity-building initiatives designed to strengthen cross-sector park partnerships.

Registration is now closed! Thank you for your interest in this event. Check out City Parks Alliance’s upcoming events here.

Event Contact
Diana Colangelo
Dec 20, 2023
2:00-5:00 Eastern