Designing Park Projects That Improve Community Health

Webinar
Designing Park Projects That Improve Community Health

Parks are critical community assets in supporting both physical and mental health. Formal studies and anecdotal evidence point to the importance of parks, trails, and open spaces in improving health outcomes. Developing park and trail projects that provide recreational opportunities, better connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists, and even opportunities to grow healthy food can all contribute to active, healthy communities.

Join us to learn about City Parks Alliance’s updated report, “A Smart Investment for America’s Health,” which highlights the physical, mental and environmental benefits that city parks provide and shows how funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) play an important role in supporting strong, healthy communities across America. The webinar will focus on two case studies that received ORLP grants.

Guest speakers from Anchorage, Alaska, and Mobile, Alabama will discuss the significant park and greenway projects they’re working on, which have essential connections to health and improve park access and connectivity for thousands of residents. They’ll talk about how they’ve approached these projects, as well as the funding sources, engagement processes, and partnerships they’ve put in place to set the projects up for success.

 

Support for this work is provided by:

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS 

  • AICP
  •  LA CES

SPEAKERS

Jennifer Greene, Director, Programs and Project Management, City of Mobile, Alabama

Steve Rafuse, Superintendent, Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation

MODERATOR

Celina Shirazipour, Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood, CA

DATE
Apr 28, 2022
TIME
2:00-3:00 pm ET
LOCATION
Virtual
Register Now

RELATED EVENTS

  • Funders Learning NetworkPeer to Peer

    Silver Linings: Lessons Learned, New Opportunities for Public Spaces in a Post-Pandemic Time

    May 17, 2022Virtual

    In May 2020, City Parks Alliance hosted a Funders Learning Network peer conversation to discuss how grantmakers were thinking about parks and public spaces in …

  • Workshop

    Developing High-Impact Park Partnerships

    Mar 30, 2022Virtual

    From maintenance and operations, to programming and special projects, partnerships are critical in ensuring the sustainable management and community benefits o…

  • Member Exclusive
    Peer to Peer

    Celebrating Culture Through Programming

    Mar 17, 2022Virtual

    Following on City Parks Alliance’s February 28th webinar, “Creating Culturally Relevant Programming,” which highlighted examples of how organizations work with…