Easy access to parks, green spaces, and recreation opportunities is critical to the well-being of urban communities. From improving the health and wellness of residents to creating a healthier physical environment, city parks are vital to helping America’s cities thrive and remain competitive. Yet funding for these public assets is not meeting the growing demand.

City Parks Alliance advocates and develops policies for greater federal investment in city parks, is at the forefront of identifying new funding sources and strategies to ensure equitable allocation of park funding throughout cities, and highlights grant opportunities that leaders can access to support their local parks.

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Funding Strategies for Parks and Green Infrastructure

City Parks Alliance is leading a national research effort to highlight innovative strategies and best practices for funding parks and green infrastructure with particular focus on the many benefits for low-income communities. We have partnered with Urban Institute and Groundwork USA to conduct the research and publish a report on new and emerging funding strategies expected in the summer of 2019.

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