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.

  • Policy

    Infrastructure Principles: Parks are Infrastructure

    City Parks Alliance

    Parks are essential infrastructure and require investment to meet 21st-century challenges and function as green infrastructure.

  • Member Exclusive

    Draft Resolution Prepared by Anchorage Park Foundation for Assembly Consideration

    Municipality of Anchorage

    Draft resolution of Anchorage Municipal Assembly supporting non-motorized transportation efforts in the 2020 Federal Transportation Reauthorization

  • Technical Tool

    Park Signs: Visiting the Park? Keep Six Feet Apart!

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    COVID-19 social distancing signage.

  • Technical Tool

    Infographics | COVID-19: Be Smart. Do Your Part.

    Montgomery County Parks & Rec

    Various COVID-19 related signs meant to educate park visitors on safe ways to access and use park facilities.

  • Case Study

    Healthy Aging at the Older Americans Center

    Older Americans Center, Jasper, IN

    A single fitness class started over 30 years ago has led to a thriving, full-time exercise program focused solely on residents age 55 and up.

  • 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.