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

    East Bay Regional Park District FEMA Application

    East Bay Regional Park District

    A model application for FEMA funds following 2005 rain storms at the Great House Portal, when the Black Diamond Mines started caving in.

  • Report

    Extreme Weather Mitigation in the Las Cruces Infill District Through Green Stormwater Infrastructure

    Las Cruces Infill District

    A report describing how a $1.8 million investment in trees supported by green infrastructure will double the Infill District's shade canopy while also conservi…

  • Technical Tool

    East Bay Regional Park District Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project Subapplication

    East Bay Regional Park District

  • Technical Tool

    East Bay Regional Park District Pre-Disaster and Flood Mitigation Assist

    East Bay Regional Park District

  • Technical Tool

    2020 Funding Guide

    GameTime.com: A Playcore Company

    Useful list of funding sources to access resources to plan, build, and program parks and other communities assets.

  • Member Exclusive
    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
    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.

  • Member Exclusive
    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.

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