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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    Confluence Park

    City Parks Alliance

    Once an industrial dumping ground, Confluence Park is now the premier outdoor recreation destination and educational resource for the city of Denver.

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    The 606

    City Parks Alliance

    Chicago’s 606 is the world’s first raised, multi-use trail and is a prime example of multi-use infrastructure.

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    Brooklyn Bridge Park

    City Parks Alliance

    Where commercial piers once occupied Brooklyn’s East River shoreline, residents and tourists now enjoy a world-class waterfront park.

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    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    City Parks Alliance

    As a destination for tourists, a gathering space for residents, and an economic driver, the greenway has reconnected the city with its waterfront.

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    Atlanta BeltLine

    City Parks Alliance

    The BeltLine has become a critical piece of infrastructure, connecting Atlantans with each other and the surrounding greenspace and managing stormwater.

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    Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment for Student Learning

    This program develops critical thinking in students by using field studies to teach the scientific method of inquiry and respect for the environment.

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    Los Angeles Summer Night Lights Crime Prevention Program

    Parks that are peak gang activity areas can be transformed into vibrant community spaces after dark with organized activities for at-risk youth and families.

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    Seattle Shoreline and Salmon Habitat Assessment

    Seattle Parks identified the most viable sites by considering both the needs of migrating juvenile salmon and the potential conflicts with human uses at variou…

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