Closing the Gap: Public and Private Funding Strategies for Neighborhood Parks
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and City Parks Alliance researched innovative techniques and strategies to address funding gaps for capital and maintenance of neighborhood park systems. This report is a culmination of that work and is based on an extensive literature review and interviews with park professionals from eleven urban park systems.
The report is divided into two parts. In Part I, you will find an overview of various funding strategies that park systems around the country use to fund their parks. These strategies represent a range of approaches to park funding, drawing on both public and private funding sources. Part II contains a collection of 11 case studies including Minneapolis that highlight park systems around North America and the unique funding strategies implemented to generate revenue for their parks.