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.

  • Report

    PAS QuickNotes: Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens.

  • Agreement

    Partnership Agreement of Portland Parks & Recreation and The Forest Park Conservancy

    Forest Park Conservancy

    Key assumptions outlined for how Forest Park Conservancy works cooperatively with city agency to care for a 5,000+ acre park with 70+ miles of trails.

  • Technical Tool

    2020 Funding Guide A Playcore Company

    Useful list of funding sources to access resources to plan, build, and program parks and other communities assets.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Placemaking for an Aging Population: Guidelines for Senior-Friendly Parks

    Luskin School of Public Affairs

    People over age 65 in the U.S. remain highly underserved in regards to parks. This report draws from different sources to understand how parks can be best desi…

  • Member Exclusive

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    MOU builds opportunities for disconnected young people and returning citizens, creating promising futures by tackling environmental challenges.

  • Member Exclusive

    Assignment of Easements to the City of Birmingham

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This is an example of a simple document that successfully transfers several parcels to a municipality at the same time. It only requires the City to record it …

  • Member Exclusive

    Partnership Agreement for the Five Mile Creek Greenway

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This group is working on a 35-mile trail in an industrial area, working to restart local investment after major industry closures. They have implemented succes…

  • Member Exclusive

    MOU Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Mayors Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Agreement between Philly Parks & Rec Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative that engages “Opportunity Youth” in advancing their lives through servic…

  • Member Exclusive
    Case Study

    River Garden | Memphis, TN

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    A once dormant park has transformed into a breathtaking public space on the riverfront of downtown Memphis.