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

    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.

  • Member Exclusive

    Austin’s Cities Connecting Children to Nature

    Outlines partnership strategies and steps for cross-sector planning to ensure all children have abundant and equitable access to nature.