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.

  • Report

    Active Parks, Healthy Cities: Recommendations from the National Study of Neighborhood Parks

    City Parks Alliance

    This report curates multiple case studies for each of the four major findings from cities of different sizes and geographies for park and recreation profession…

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Understanding Homelessness in our Parks and Cities

    Agency + Planning

    This NRPA Innovation Lab PowerPoint presentation shares interesting facts and resources on homelessness in parks.

  • Member Exclusive

    Volunteer Park MOU

    Friends of Volunteer Park Trust

    Memorandum of understanding between the listed organizations defining the express ownership of Volunteer Park by the City of Seattle, the roles and responsibil…

  • Member Exclusive

    Chicago Washington Park TIF

  • Member Exclusive

    DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2010-2020

    DeKalb County Parks & Recreation

    This document is an extensive master plan from the DeKalb County Parks & Recreation Department in Georgia for 2010-2020.