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
    Agreement

    State of Washington Contract for Encampment Cleanup Services

    State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services

    State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services contract for encampment cleanup services with a third-party vendor.

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    Agreement

    City of Olympia Services Agreement for On-Call Homeless Encampment Clean-Up Services

    City of Olympia, WA

    This on-call services agreement from the City of Olympia is with an independent contractor skilled in the area of homeless encampment clean-up.

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    Technical Tool

    City of Olympia Park Ranger II position description

    City of Olympia, WA

    This position description for Olympia’s park ranger program outlines the essential duties, qualifications, and ideal candidate profile for the job.

  • Technical Tool

    Park Signs: Visiting the Park? Keep Six Feet Apart!

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    COVID-19 social distancing signage.

  • Technical Tool

    Infographics | COVID-19: Be Smart. Do Your Part.

    Montgomery County Parks & Rec

    Various COVID-19 related signs meant to educate park visitors on safe ways to access and use park facilities.

  • Policy

    COVID-19 Response Plan

    Seattle Parks & Recreation

    Lays out preparations for Seattle Parks & Rec to coordinate with city agencies to provide essential services during a pandemic.

  • Member Exclusive
    Policy

    City of Olympia Loose Needle Collection Guide

    City of Olympia, WA

    This policy outlines procedures to minimize the risk of inappropriately discarded needles on the City of Olympia’s parkland.

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    Policy

    City of Olympia Interim Removal of Garbage and Temporary Shelters Policy & Procedure

    City of Olympia, WA

    Procedures for serving notice on illegal encampments on city property and for removal of garbage, temporary shelters, and personal property.

  • 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.

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