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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    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.

  • Technical Tool

    Sample COVID Communications Activity

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample communications on messaging strategies, secondary messages, media relations, and development support.

  • Policy

    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.

  • Policy

    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.

  • Technical Tool

    Open Letter to City Council Supporting Parks Funding for COVID Recovery

    Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    Philly Parks Alliance seek co-signers supporting funding for essential services for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

  • Member Exclusive
    Technical Tool

    Open Letter to City Council Supporting Funding for Parks & Rec to Provide Essential COVID Recovery Services

    Philadelphia Parks Alliance

    Coalition letter to fund Philly Parks & Rec services to African American and low income communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

  • Technical Tool

    Sample COVID Talking Points

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample talking points on park & rec-related activities that engage community members and allow for proper social distancing.

  • Technical Tool

    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample frequently asked questions and answers on topics such as "Are your parks still open?"

  • Technical Tool

    Infographics | COVID-19: Be Smart. Do Your Part.

    Montgomery County Parks & Rec

    Various COVID-19 related signs meant to educate park visitors on safe ways to access and use park facilities.

  • Policy

    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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