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.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Grant Application – Western Reserve Land Conservancy to the Clean Ohio Fund

    Western Reserve Land Conservancy

    This is a winning grant application to the Clean Ohio Fund for land acquisition for the Lower Big Creek Project.

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    Policy

    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 …

  • 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.

  • Report

    City Parks Infographics

    City Parks Alliance

    This report highlights how cities are using Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to create measurable environmental, economic, and public health returns on …

  • Report

    Land and Water Conservation Fund

    City Parks Alliance

    This report highlights how cities are using Land and Water Conservation Fund grants to create measurable environmental, economic, and public health returns on …

  • Member Exclusive
    Policy

    Philadelphia Open Lands Protection Ordinance

    City of Philadelphia

    This document is an ordinance from the City of Philadelphia in 2011 for the protection of open lands in Philadelphia by prohibiting the transfer of public park…

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    Agreement

    Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge MOU

    Land Conservancy of McHenry County

    Memorandum of understanding outlining the collaborative agreement between the listed organizations for the protection and restoration of the Hackmatack Nationa…

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