Resources

Resources for Park and Recreation Professionals

With help from our members and research partners, we make the following resources and tools available to equip parks and recreation departments, municipalities, urban design and landscape architecture firms, and advocacy organizations to enhance capacity and build equitable, healthy, and engaged communities.

  • Case Study

    River Garden | Memphis, TN

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    A once dormant park has transformed into a breathtaking public space on the riverfront of downtown Memphis.

  • Case Study

    Equity in the Fourth Bluff District

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    Memphis River Parks Partnership discovers transferring park ownership to local non-profit greatly assists equity in developing urban parks.

  • Case Study

    Washington Area Bicyclist Association | Washington, DC

    Washington Area Bicyclists Association, Washington D.C

    The Washington Area of Bicyclists Association annual fundraising bike ride showcases urban environment and historic sites along the C&O Canal.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Sample Elected Official Meeting Agenda and Briefing Sheet

    NY4P Play Fair Coalition

    Sample coalition agenda defining FY21 maintenance and operations budget requests for recreation and programming, parks safety, and nature resiliency.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Open Letter to City Council Supporting Funding for Parks & Rec to Provide Essential COVID Recovery Services

    Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    Coalition letter to fund Philly Parks & Rec services to African American and low income communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Letter to NYC Council from NY4P Coalition

    NY4P Play Fair Coalition

    Letter to NYC Council from Play Fair Coalition requesting $47M to stabilize park jobs for essential workers in response to COVID-19.

  • Technical Tool

    Cities Conecting Children to Nature Municipal Action Guide

    National League of Cities Children & Nature Network

    Guidance for establishing new connections between children and nature through training, access to national experts, and peer learning opportunities.

  • Technical Tool

    Survey: Summer 2020 Recreational Programming

    City of El Cajon

    A survey by El Cajon Parks & Rec Dept's regarding summer classes, in-person camps, and virtual camps to prepare for summer programming within social distancing…

  • Technical Tool

    Open Letter to City Council Supporting Parks Funding for COVID Recovery

    Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    Philly Parks Alliance seek co-signers supporting funding for essential services for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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