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.

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    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.

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    Policy

    Virginia Beach Essential Services Child Care Guidelines for Staff

    City of VA Beach

    The City of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers free child care services to designated personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Technical Tool

    Park Signage: Please Keep 6 Feet Apart

    Virginia Beach Parks & Rec

    Signage that reminds people to practice social distancing by keeping six feet apart.

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    Technical Tool

    Park Signage: Please Wait Here

    Virginia Beach Parks & Rec

    Signage that asks people to "Please Wait Here" to practice social distancing during the pandemic.

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    Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    As public aquatic venues open, CDC offers considerations for safety for those who operate, manage, and use public pools and water playgrounds.

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    Park Signs: Visiting the Park? Keep Six Feet Apart!

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    COVID-19 social distancing signage.

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    Infographics | COVID-19: Be Smart. Do Your Part.

    Montgomery County Parks & Rec

    Various COVID-19 related signs meant to educate park visitors on safe ways to access and use park facilities.

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    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample frequently asked questions and answers on topics such as "Are your parks still open?"

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    Sample COVID Communications Activity

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample communications on messaging strategies, secondary messages, media relations, and development support.

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