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.

  • Member Exclusive
    Agreement

    MOU between San Francisco Parks Alliance and San Francisco Recreation & Park Department

    San Francisco Parks Alliance

    This MOU outlines the relationship between San Francisco's citywide park nonprofit and its recreation and park department.

  • Member Exclusive
    Agreement

    City of Olympia Services Agreement for On-Call Homeless Encampment Clean-Up Services

    City of Olympia, WA

    This on-call services agreement from the City of Olympia is with an independent contractor skilled in the area of homeless encampment clean-up.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    City of Olympia Park Ranger II position description

    City of Olympia, WA

    This position description for Olympia’s park ranger program outlines the essential duties, qualifications, and ideal candidate profile for the job.

  • Technical Tool

    Inclusive Healthy Places Companion Guide for Park and Recreation Professionals

    Gehl (gehlpeople.com);The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

    Offers a comprehensive approach to leverage inclusion and health equity that inform the planning, design, development and evaluation of public spaces.

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    PAS QuickNotes: Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens

    American Planning Association

    Pollinator gardens increase climate resiliency and provide ecological, environmental, and health benefits.

  • Agreement

    Partnership Agreement of Portland Parks & Recreation and The Forest Park Conservancy

    Forest Park Conservancy

    Key assumptions outlined for how Forest Park Conservancy works cooperatively with city agency to care for a 5,000+ acre park with 70+ miles of trails.

  • Case Study

    The Brickline Greenway: Charting a Path towards Social Equity in St. Louis

    City Parks Alliance

    With cities everywhere focused squarely on equity issues right now, it is a hopeful time for those in St. Louis who’ve been advocating for, funding, and buildi…

  • Technical Tool

    Engage Protect Connect

    Engage, Connect, Protect highlights the need to create opportunities to engage with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards through cult…

  • Technical Tool

    Groundwork Hudson Valley – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application narrative

    In this proposal, Groundwork Hudson Valley seeks support from CDBG to restore public green space on the Saw Mill River and in a park adjacent to the proposed Y…

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY