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

    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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    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.

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    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.

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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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