Events

Past Events

View resources from past events like webinar recordings and slide decks.

  • Webinar

    Restoring Nature to the Urban Landscape

    Jul 21, 2022Virtual

    In an increasingly urbanized world, finding innovative ways to protect or create wildlife habitat will be critical to both environmental and human health. Ther…

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    Peer to Peer

    Using Strategic Partnerships to Connect Youth and Others to Parks

    May 25, 2022Virtual

    We all want our parks and recreation centers to be welcoming spaces that people return to over and over again for connection, celebration, and enrichment. But …

  • 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 …

  • Webinar

    Designing Park Projects That Improve Community Health

    Apr 28, 2022Virtual

    Parks are critical community assets in supporting both physical and mental health. Formal studies and anecdotal evidence point to the importance of parks, trai…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    Webinar

    Creating Culturally Relevant Programming

    Feb 28, 2022Virtual

    When communities can help design programming in their parks and open spaces, those spaces become well-loved gathering places that reflect the community's uniqu…

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    Peer to Peer

    Building Trusting Relationships with Funders

    Jan 26, 2022Virtual

    Funding for parks programming, maintenance, improvements, and capital projects is an ongoing challenge for park professionals across sectors. And yet, many org…

  • Webinar

    Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Park Funding Sources

    Jan 19, 2022Recording Available

    On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The bipartisan package includes several non-traditional revenue sou…

  • Webinar

    Making the Most of Membership

    Jan 7, 2022Recording Available

    I joined City Parks Alliance, what do I do next? From using the Park XChange, designating members for account access, to the Equitable Funding Hub, join us for…

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    Webinar

    Reclaiming and Maintaining Vacant Lots

    Dec 14, 2021Virtual

    Vacant lots that are reclaimed as natural areas have the potential to add significant amounts of green space in cities. They can also contribute to biodiversit…

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    Peer to Peer

    Partnering with Communities to Build Inclusive Park Spaces

    Nov 18, 2021Virtual

    Developing park projects and programs that center the voices and needs of everyone in the community is a perennial challenge for park professionals. This type …

  • Workshop

    Empowering the Community Through Authentic Engagement

    Oct 13, 2021Virtual

    Community engagement has typically been approached as a process that allows organizations to solicit feedback on particular projects or plans. This model often…

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    Webinar

    Effective Cross-Agency Collaboration on Green Infrastructure

    Sep 28, 2021Recording Available

    Climate change presents unique challenges to cities, and these challenges increasingly demand innovative solutions and partnerships. Join us to hear how parks …

  • Webinar

    Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Technical Assistance

    Jul 14, 2021Virtual

    City Parks Alliance, and our partners the National Recreation and Park Association and the Trust for Public Land, are hosting an Outdoor Recreation Legacy Part…

  • Webinar

    Measuring Park Use to Better Understand Your Park System

    Jun 3, 2021Virtual

    Despite the historically high use of parks during the pandemic, many park organizations may lack a data-driven picture of how park use is changing and how this…

  • Webinar

    How Cities Can Receive Funding From The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

    Jun 2, 2021Recording Available

    We are excited to collaborate with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and National Recreation and Park Association to host a webinar on …

  • Funders Learning NetworkPeer to Peer

    Supporting Adaptive Public Spaces in the Pandemic and Beyond

    May 27, 2021Virtual

    Please join your grantmaking peers for the next Funders Learning Network event, a conversation with the Knight Foundation as they share findings from their rec…

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    Webinar

    Parks as Catalysts for Inclusive Economic and Community Development

    May 4, 2021Recording Available

    Parks and greenways provide numerous benefits to communities, from health to climate resilience, community building to nature connection. In order for those be…

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