Virtual Skill-Building Workshops
City Parks Alliance offers virtual skill-building workshops designed to inspire and reinforce cross-sector park partnerships and build the skills necessary to support the equitable development, sustainability, and use of parks and recreation assets.
Workshops are open to anyone across the country and internationally, and we offer discounts for City Parks Alliance members and teams of 2-4 (which may include internal or external partners).
Workshops are three hours long and feature an educational element, guest speakers, and facilitated breakout discussions that promote peer learning and help participants strategize about steps to implement workshop learnings in their communities.
Upcoming Virtual Workshops
Past Virtual Workshops
City Workshops: Tailored Solutions
Prior to 2020, City Parks Alliance held in-person workshops that focused on strengthening citywide park partnerships in a host city; addressed specific issues related to a single park or smaller set of partners; or addressed a specific parks-related challenge or issue.
Past City Workshops
Interested in contracting with City Parks Alliance to hold a virtual workshop on one of the five topics above for your community, or in funding such programming?
- City Parks Alliance's workshop process helped Railroad Park Foundation in numerous ways. It highlighted best practices from other parks/green space organizations across the nation, spurring ideas and creating meaningful input about the importance of parks and greenspace in Birmingham, AL. It provided an important opportunity for attraction parks, city leadership and city parks & recreation leaders to come together. Additionally, it galvanized conversations about funding for parks and led to an exciting idea regarding how our local parks can work together to raise awareness and funds.Camille Spratling Executive Director Railroad Park Foundation Birmingham, AL
- We are truly fortunate to have connected with City Parks Alliance as we sought to improve the loose network of community organizations and activists with whom we work. CPA conducted a workshop that opened our eyes and provided us with practical, usable skills and knowledge to make our network much more powerful. That workshop has taken us to a higher level. Thanks to CPA and Caryn Ernst.James P. Reber Executive Director San Jose Parks Foundation San Jose, CA