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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    Executive Summary: COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Operation for Health Care Workers, First Responders, and Low-Income Working Families

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks

    Policy that focuses on emergency childcare, including creating a curriculum for youth experiencing anxiety and stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    COVID-19 Response Plan

    Seattle Parks & Recreation

    Lays out preparations for Seattle Parks & Rec to coordinate with city agencies to provide essential services during a pandemic.

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    City of Olympia Loose Needle Collection Guide

    City of Olympia, WA

    This policy outlines procedures to minimize the risk of inappropriately discarded needles on the City of Olympia’s parkland.

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    City of Olympia Interim Removal of Garbage and Temporary Shelters Policy & Procedure

    City of Olympia, WA

    Procedures for serving notice on illegal encampments on city property and for removal of garbage, temporary shelters, and personal property.

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    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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    Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Legislation

    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Inc.

    A Commonwealth of Massachusetts Act authorizing the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to operate, manage and maintain the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park…

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    Portland Parks and Recreation Concessions Guidelines

    Portland Parks & Recreation

    This document contains detailed guidelines for concession sales and commercial activities in Portland parks from the Portland Department of Parks & Recreation.

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    Public-Private Partnership Draft Resolution Austin

    City of Austin

    Draft resolution within the City Council of the City of Austin to explore the possibility of a public-private partnership for the creation of the Shoal Creek W…

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    Philadelphia Open Lands Protection Ordinance

    City of Philadelphia

    This document is an ordinance from the City of Philadelphia in 2011 for the protection of open lands in Philadelphia by prohibiting the transfer of public park…

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