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

    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample frequently asked questions and answers on topics such as "Are your parks still open?"

  • Technical Tool

    Sample COVID Communications Activity

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample communications on messaging strategies, secondary messages, media relations, and development support.

  • Technical Tool

    Sample COVID Talking Points

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample talking points on park & rec-related activities that engage community members and allow for proper social distancing.

  • Policy

    Press Release Urging Park Users to Follow Social Distancing

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Explains PPC's response to the COVID-19 global health emergency, strongly urging park users to practice safe physical distancing.

  • Technical Tool

    Park Sign: Be Smart Stay 6 Feet Apart

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Signs explaining rules to observe during the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Policy

    Executive Summary: COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Operation for Health Care Workers, First Responders, and Low-Income Working Families

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks

    Policy that focuses on emergency childcare, including creating a curriculum for youth experiencing anxiety and stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Policy

    COVID-19 Response Plan

    Seattle Parks & Recreation

    Lays out preparations for Seattle Parks & Rec to coordinate with city agencies to provide essential services during a pandemic.

  • Technical Tool

    Closed/No Social Gathering Park Signs

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks

    These physical signs dictate park closures and advise on social gathering best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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