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

    Public Skatepark Development Guide

    This website contains a 5-step development guide for public skateparks, with sections outlining how to establish a vision, advocacy, fundraising, design, and m…

  • Member Exclusive

    LA Dept. of Recreation & Parks Concessions Agreement Template

    Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

    Sample concession agreement between the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and prospective concessionaires.

  • Member Exclusive

    LaFortune Park Tennis Facility MOU

    Tulsa County Board of Commissioners

    Amended memorandum of understanding regarding the financing and construction of additional tennis facilities within the pre-existing LaFortune Park Tennis Cent…

  • Member Exclusive

    Group Exercise Ordinance Santa Monica

    City of Santa Monica

    Ordinance for commercial fitness groups utilizing public parks.

  • Member Exclusive

    Bear Creek Equestrian Course MOU

    Board of County Commissioners of El Paso County

    Memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a privately operated and planned equestrian course in Bear Creek Regional Park.

  • Case Study

    NashVitality Community Health Program, Nashville

    NashVitality aims to improve citizens' quality of life through health, programming, and green initiatives.

  • Case Study

    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 …

  • Case Study

    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…

  • Case Study

    Boulder’s Green Streets Ciclovia

    oulder Green Streets Ciclovia is an event that brings the community together and connects local businesses with residents and potential customers.

  • 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…