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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    Plan

    Vitoria-Gasteiz Green Capital: A Human-Scale City Sustainable Mobility and Urban Green Infrastructure

    Environmental Studies Centre (Centro de Estudios Ambientales, CEA) of the Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council

    Reviews the history of Vitoria-Gasteiz and interventions in sustainable mobility and green infrastructure and the objectives, actions, and projects planned for…

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    Policy

    Draft Resolution Prepared by Anchorage Park Foundation for Assembly Consideration

    Municipality of Anchorage

    Draft resolution of Anchorage Municipal Assembly supporting non-motorized transportation efforts in the 2020 Federal Transportation Reauthorization

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    Technical Tool

    The Active Communities Tool (ACT): An Action Planning Guide

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

    A guide to improve built environments and promote physical activity, and create a cross-sector action plan consistent with community context.

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    Technical Tool

    The Active Communities Tool (ACT): Assessment Modules

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

    Help users assess strengths and weaknesses of community plans, policies, and resources for improving built environments for physical activity.

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    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…

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    Cumberland and Riverfront Parks

    City Parks Alliance

    These parks fulfill a vital role in managing stormwater and making Nashville safer and more resilient.

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    Lafitte Greenway

    City Parks Alliance

    A small investment in the Lafitte Greenway created a means of transportation for local residents, catalyzed development in the area, and increased environmenta…

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    Policy

    Draft Resolution Supporting Efforts to Connect Anchorage Through Parks, Trails, and Non-Motorized Transportation

    Anchorage Park Foundation

    Draft resolution to connect Anchorage and request Congress to increase funds in the 2020 Federal reauthorization.

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    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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    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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