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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    Birmingham’s Railroad Park

    A great spot to watch the trains and celebrate cultural events, the Railroad Park has successfully reinvigorated a central area of downtown Birmingham.

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    San Francisco ParkScan

    ParkScan, web-based reporting system, collects data from park users to inform park maintenance needs and problem areas.

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    New Communities Program – Park and Neighborhood Revitalization in Chicago

    The New Communities program helps ensure that residents and businesses benefit from neighborhood revitalization and participate in planning for the neighborhoo…

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    Neighborhood Environmental Education Project, Milwaukee

    This program of outdoor classroom experiences allows students to explore their surrounding environment and how science concepts encompass real-life scenarios.

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    Little Rock’s Innovative Medical Mile

    By providing a safe, accessible, and inspiring public space for citizens to exercise, the Medical Mile increases awareness and prevention of obesity and heart …

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    McKinley Park: Barrier-Free and Accessible

    Learn how this accessible park was built and how it goes beyond ADA Standards for Accessible Design, informed by community input to address a wide variety of s…

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    New Orleans’ Lafitte Greenway – Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles and Improving Park Access

    Learn about New Orleans' greenway that facilitates safe travel, supports active living, and promote economic recovery in adjacent flood-damaged neighborhoods.

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    Developing Arts and Cultural Programs to Revitalize Parks and Communities in New York

    CPF brings 900 arts and cultural performances each year to a total audience of nearly 400,000, making it one of the largest providers of cultural programs in N…

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