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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    Using the State Revolving Funds to Build Climate Resilient Communities

    NRDC Water & Climate Team

    Recommendations for water efficiency, green infrastructure, and flood risk policies for State Revolving Funds for climate-resilient communities.

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    LA County Draft Displacement Avoidance Strategy

    Los Angeles County

    Memo outlining strategies to address and lessen displacement and gentrification outcomes as a result of park enhancement projects.

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    Assignment of Easements to the City of Birmingham

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This is an example of a simple document that successfully transfers several parcels to a municipality at the same time. It only requires the City to record it …

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    Virginia Beach Essential Services Child Care Guidelines for Staff

    City of VA Beach

    The City of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers free child care services to designated personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    As public aquatic venues open, CDC offers considerations for safety for those who operate, manage, and use public pools and water playgrounds.

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    Policy Regarding Disposition of Urban Park Land and Open Space

    City Parks Alliance

    Policy to protect, preserve and enhance urban parks, recreation areas and open space in every community to ensure no net loss of such resources.

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    Infrastructure Principles: Parks are Infrastructure

    City Parks Alliance

    Parks are essential infrastructure and require investment to meet 21st-century challenges and function as green infrastructure.

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    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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    Press Release Urging Park Users to Follow Social Distancing

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Explains PPC's response to the COVID-19 global health emergency, strongly urging park users to practice safe physical distancing.

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