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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    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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    Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Case Studies & Recommendations

    City Parks Alliance

    Learn from seven cities that are leading the way with data-driven approaches to guide park investments, engage communities, and build better parks for all.

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    An Exploration of Unsheltered Homelessness Management on an Urban Riparian Corridor

    The Author Journal Compilation

    Research explores equitable and beneficial solutions to unsheltered homelessness in urban green spaces.

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