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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    Letter to NYC Council from NY4P Coalition

    NY4P Play Fair Coalition

    Letter to NYC Council from Play Fair Coalition requesting $47M to stabilize park jobs for essential workers in response to COVID-19.

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    Cities Conecting Children to Nature Municipal Action Guide

    National League of Cities Children & Nature Network

    Guidance for establishing new connections between children and nature through training, access to national experts, and peer learning opportunities.

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    Survey: Summer 2020 Recreational Programming

    City of El Cajon

    A survey by El Cajon Parks & Rec Dept's regarding summer classes, in-person camps, and virtual camps to prepare for summer programming within social distancing…

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    Open Letter to City Council Supporting Parks Funding for COVID Recovery

    Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    Philly Parks Alliance seek co-signers supporting funding for essential services for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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    Virginia Beach Essential Services Child Care Guidelines for Staff

    City of VA Beach

    The City of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers free child care services to designated personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Park Signage: Please Keep 6 Feet Apart

    Virginia Beach Parks & Rec

    Signage that reminds people to practice social distancing by keeping six feet apart.

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    Park Signage: Please Wait Here

    Virginia Beach Parks & Rec

    Signage that asks people to "Please Wait Here" to practice social distancing during the pandemic.

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    Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    As public aquatic venues open, CDC offers considerations for safety for those who operate, manage, and use public pools and water playgrounds.

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    Policy Regarding Disposition of Urban Park Land and Open Space

    City Parks Alliance

    Policy to protect, preserve and enhance urban parks, recreation areas and open space in every community to ensure no net loss of such resources.

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