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

    Tucson Park Bond Financing Overview

    Outline explaining Tuscon's basic park bond financing obligations for 100 parks and connections to paths and greenways with issuance schedule.

  • 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.

  • Case Study

    Shelby Farms Park and Greenline

    City Parks Alliance

    Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. and features open pastures, forested areas, an international award-winning playground, equestri…

  • Video

    Parks as Infrastructure

    City Parks Alliance

    A five-part video series documenting the role of parks as urban infrastructure.

  • 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 …

  • Technical Tool

    Active Parks, Healthy Cities Toolkit

    City Parks Alliance

    Share Active Parks, Healthy Cities with your colleagues, elected officials, local agencies, and partners.

  • Member Exclusive
    Agreement

    Westminster Little Dry Creek InterGovernmental Agreement

    City of Westminster

    This is an inter-governmental agreement between the City of Westminster, the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District and Adams County regarding the design, c…

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