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.

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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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    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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    City of Atlanta Community Development Impact Area Maps

    Park Pride, Atlanta

    Map of neighborhoods defined by Community Development Impact Areas where at least 51% of the population is at or below 80% of Atlanta area median income.

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    Technical Tool

    San Francisco Emergency Child & Youth Care Program

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks

    A playbook for providing care for children with parents and caretakers on the front-lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Technical Tool

    Cities Connecting Children to Nature: City-Corps Partnerships (July 2019)

    CITY-CORPS + Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN)

    Shows how to establish service and conservation corps partnerships that engage young people in hands-on city projects, developing diverse green jobs.

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    River Garden | Memphis, TN

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    A once dormant park has transformed into a breathtaking public space on the riverfront of downtown Memphis.

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    Equity in the Fourth Bluff District

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    Memphis River Parks Partnership discovers transferring park ownership to local non-profit greatly assists equity in developing urban parks.

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    Case Study

    Washington Area Bicyclist Association | Washington, DC

    Washington Area Bicyclists Association, Washington D.C

    The Washington Area of Bicyclists Association annual fundraising bike ride showcases urban environment and historic sites along the C&O Canal.

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    Sample Elected Official Meeting Agenda and Briefing Sheet

    NY4P Play Fair Coalition

    Sample coalition agenda defining FY21 maintenance and operations budget requests for recreation and programming, parks safety, and nature resiliency.

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