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
What Makes Parks Safe?Dr. Anna Barker and Professor George Holmes (University of Leeds) with Dr Rizwana Alam, Lauren Cape-Davenhill, Dr Sally Osei-Appiah and Dr. Sibylla Warrington Brown, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Combined Authority
This research report promotes the use of parks by women and girls, by understanding and responding to the barriers to feeling safe.
- Technical Tool
Inclusive Healthy Places Companion Guide for Park and Recreation ProfessionalsGehl (gehlpeople.com);The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Offers a comprehensive approach to leverage inclusion and health equity that inform the planning, design, development and evaluation of public spaces.
- Member ExclusiveAgreement
Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human ServicesPhiladelphia 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.