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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- Arts & Culture
- Civic Engagement/Volunteers
- Community Benefits
- Dog Park
- Economic Development
- Emergency Management & Planning
- Green Infrastructure/Resilience
- Historic Preservation
- Land Protection
- Parkland Alienation
- Skate Park
- Urban Greening/Biodiversity
- Workforce Development/Youth Employment
- Youth Programming
- Member ExclusiveTechnical Tool
The Active Communities Tool (ACT): An Action Planning GuideNational Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
A guide to improve built environments and promote physical activity, and create a cross-sector action plan consistent with community context.
- Member ExclusiveReport
Todays Older Adults Initial Report of ResultsStephanie T. West, Ph.D. Recreation Management Appalachian State University
Survey sent to adults 50+ to gain a better understanding of the current activity behaviors and attitudes of older adults along with their greatest challenges.