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.

  • Technical Tool

    Placemaking for an Aging Population: Guidelines for Senior-Friendly Parks

    Luskin School of Public Affairs

    People over age 65 in the U.S. remain highly underserved in regards to parks. This report draws from different sources to understand how parks can be best desi…

  • Member Exclusive

    Funding Park and Trails Land Trust Partnerships

  • Technical Tool

    Tucson Park Bond Financing Overview

    Outline explaining Tuscon's basic park bond financing obligations for 100 parks and connections to paths and greenways with issuance schedule.

  • Technical Tool

    Water Rising: Equitable Approaches to Urban Flooding

    US Water Alliance

    Report highlights cities that experienced flooding, summarizes context of climate change, describes priority actions for equitable resilience.

  • Technical Tool

    Greener Parks: Green Infrastructure as a Strategy for Improving Equity and Community Well-Being Advocacy Toolkit

    NRPA

    Toolkit gives Park & Rec professionals resources for climate impacts, community health, and advance fair and just access to quality green spaces.

  • Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    Agreement between Philly Water Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative engages “Opportunity Youth”, advancing their lives through service.

  • Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    MOU builds opportunities for disconnected young people and returning citizens, creating promising futures by tackling environmental challenges.

  • Policy

    Using the State Revolving Funds to Build Climate Resilient Communities

    NRDC Water & Climate Team

    Recommendations for water efficiency, green infrastructure, and flood risk policies for State Revolving Funds for climate-resilient communities.

  • Technical Tool

    Local Parks: A Critical Part of a More Just and Equitable Society

    Park Pride, Atlanta

    Describes Park Pride's equity re-grant program waiving match requirements for Friends of Park groups in low-income Atlanta neighborhoods.

  • Policy

    LA County Draft Displacement Avoidance Strategy

    Los Angeles County

    Memo outlining strategies to address and lessen displacement and gentrification outcomes as a result of park enhancement projects.

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