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
The Relationship Between Greenspace Exposure and Telomere Length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination SurveyScience of The Total Environment
Living near green space could reduce a person’s biological age by 2.2-2.6 years, but can't offset the effects of discrimination and pollution.
Neighborhood Greenspace and Neighborhood Income Associated with White Matter Grade Worsening: Cardiovascular Health StudyAlzheimer’s & Dementia/ University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Comprehensive Center for Brain Health
A new study finds low income levels and a lack of green spaces are among the factors that can harm brain health.
Neighborhood Park Service: Strategies to create an equitable and activated park system for the District of ColumbiaSumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, with assistance from Catherine O’Donnell, GW Climate and Health Institute
This report provides policy recommendations for how the NPS and Congress can leverage greenspaces to create a better park system in Washington, DC.