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

    Greener Parks: Green Infrastructure as a Strategy for Improving Equity and Community Well-Being Advocacy Toolkit

    NRPA

    Toolkit gives Park & Rec professionals resources for climate impacts, community health, and advance fair and just access to quality green spaces.

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    Technical Tool

    Sample Elected Official Meeting Agenda and Briefing Sheet

    NY4P Play Fair Coalition

    Sample coalition agenda defining FY21 maintenance and operations budget requests for recreation and programming, parks safety, and nature resiliency.

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    Technical Tool

    Open Letter to City Council Supporting Funding for Parks & Rec to Provide Essential COVID Recovery Services

    Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    Coalition letter to fund Philly Parks & Rec services to African American and low income communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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    Technical Tool

    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.

  • Technical Tool

    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.

  • Policy

    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.

  • 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.

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    Policy

    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

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