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.

  • Technical Tool

    Closed/No Social Gathering Park Signs

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks

    These physical signs dictate park closures and advise on social gathering best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Case Study

    Fit2Play

    Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

    Fit2Play is an MDPROS park-based afterschool health and wellness program promoting healthy weight and cardiovascular health.

  • 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…

  • Case Study

    Pullman Peace Playground Project

    KaBOOM!

    The story of a neighborhood struggling with poverty and gun violence that rallied to construct a playground. This and other case studies sponsored by REI.

  • Report

    Case Studies: City Parks – A Smart Investment for America’s Health, Economy & Environment

    City Parks Alliance

    Explore stories of parks whose infrastructure plays a vital role in their cities' social, economic, and well-being.

  • 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

    Seattle Schools and Parks & Recreation Joint Use Agreement

    Seattle Parks and Recreation

    This document is a joint-use agreement between Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle School District No. 1 for the priority access of parklands for schools.

  • Member Exclusive
    Agreement

    Sue Bierman Park Playground MOU

    City and County of San Francisco Parks and Recreation

    Memorandum of understanding between the listed organizations for the conceptual planning and implementation of renovations to the play area of the Sue Bierman …

  • Member Exclusive
    Agreement

    Lafayette Park Playground MOU

    San Francisco Parks Trust

    Memorandum of understanding between the listed organizations for the conceptual planning and implementation of renovations to the play area of Lafayette Park. …

  • Member Exclusive
    Agreement

    Huntington Park Playground MOU

    City and County of San Francisco Parks and Recreation

    Memorandum of understanding between the listed organizations for the design and implementation of the Huntington Park Fence and Playground project. Outlines th…

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