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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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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    Technical Tool

    Grant Application – Western Reserve Land Conservancy to the Clean Ohio Fund

    Western Reserve Land Conservancy

    This is a winning grant application to the Clean Ohio Fund for land acquisition for the Lower Big Creek Project.

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    Policy

    Assignment of Easements to the City of Birmingham

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This is an example of a simple document that successfully transfers several parcels to a municipality at the same time. It only requires the City to record it …

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    Agreement

    Partnership Agreement for the Five Mile Creek Greenway

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This group is working on a 35-mile trail in an industrial area, working to restart local investment after major industry closures. They have implemented succes…

  • Technical Tool

    NRPA Park and Recreation Professionals’ Guide to Fundraising

    NRPA

    This guide outlines the fundraising process for park and recreation agencies to work with business entities, conduct special events and help raise money.

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    Case Study

    Starting A Corps Manual Case Study: The Gulf Coast Restoration Initiative

    The Corps Network

    A step-by-step guide with milestones and benchmarks for those starting their own Corps program from exploratory phase to full operation.

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    Agreement

    MOU Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Mayors Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Agreement between Philly Parks & Rec Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative that engages “Opportunity Youth” in advancing their lives through servic…

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    Technical Tool

    Park Pride Map Showing Equity Grant Distribution

    Park Pride, Atlanta

    Map distribution of Park Pride Grants since equity program started in 2004 demarcated by the growth line that appeared in Atlanta City Design.

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