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

    Groundwork Hudson Valley – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application narrative

    In this proposal, Groundwork Hudson Valley seeks support from CDBG to restore public green space on the Saw Mill River and in a park adjacent to the proposed Y…

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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…

  • Report

    Extreme Weather Mitigation in the Las Cruces Infill District Through Green Stormwater Infrastructure

    Las Cruces Infill District

    A report describing how a $1.8 million investment in trees supported by green infrastructure will double the Infill District's shade canopy while also conservi…

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    Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    Agreement between Philly Water Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative engages “Opportunity Youth”, advancing their lives through service.

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    Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    MOU builds opportunities for disconnected young people and returning citizens, creating promising futures by tackling environmental challenges.

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    Technical Tool

    Grant Application – Western Reserve Land Conservancy to the Clean Ohio Fund

    Western Reserve Land Conservancy

    This is a winning grant application to the Clean Ohio Fund for land acquisition for the Lower Big Creek Project.

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    Agreement

    MOU Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Mayors Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Agreement between Philly Parks & Rec Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative that engages “Opportunity Youth” in advancing their lives through servic…

  • Technical Tool

    Cities Conecting Children to Nature Municipal Action Guide

    National League of Cities Children & Nature Network

    Guidance for establishing new connections between children and nature through training, access to national experts, and peer learning opportunities.

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    Plan

    Austin’s Cities Connecting Children to Nature

    Outlines partnership strategies and steps for cross-sector planning to ensure all children have abundant and equitable access to nature.

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    Report

    Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    This report identifies various funding sources that can be used to support stormwater management programs or finance individual projects.

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