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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    2020 Menino Survey of Mayors

    Boston University Initiative on Cities

    Mayors have had to deal with COVID-19’s consequences and its impact on their cities' future. Between June and August 2020 this Survey asked 130 mayors about th…

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    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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    New York Zoning Law and Practice Report

    By Thomson Reuters

    Article considers five alternative revenue strategies that show promise for leveraging private dollars for public parks and protected open space.

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    Nurturing Neighborhoods

    By Clement Lau-American Planning Association

    LA County’s master planning effort for six of its most "park-poor" unincorporated communities, bridging sustainability, social equity, and parks.

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    Green Infrastructure in Parks: Resource Guide for Planning, Designing, and Implementing

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Provides green stormwater infrastructure concepts and practices into park design, construction, and maintenance.

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    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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