Case Studies

CASE STUDIES: CITY PARK AND RECREATION SUCCESSES

Despite the geographic diversity of urban parkland in the United States, all parks and communities have to address some common issues. The goal of these case studies is to facilitate knowledge-sharing and help park leaders across the nation to learn from each other’s successes and setbacks and ultimately build green, vibrant, and equitable cities together.

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    FY 14 LWCF ORLP Selected Projects

    National Park Service

    A description of seven LWCF ORLP Fiscal Year 2014 grantee projects and associated award amounts.

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    San Francisco: Cal Enviro-Screen 3.0

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks, San Francisco Parks Alliance

    The approval of a park revenue measure drove the development of an equity analysis, which leveraged a statewide open data set provided by the EPA.

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    Pittsburgh: Parks for All

    Pittsburgh Park Conservancy, Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation

    An equitable investment plan was driven by data and coupled with residents’ input and priorities, resulting in the passage of a park tax referendum.

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    Philadelphia: Rebuilding Community Infrastructure

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

    Rebuild, funded by a sugary beverage tax, aims to revitalize neighborhood parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, and libraries.

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    New York City: Framework for an Equitable Future

    NYC Parks

    NYC Parks analyzed capital investment data from the past 20 years and established long-term community partnerships that sustain investment in the city’s parks.

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    Minneapolis: Community Outreach Department and 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan

    Minneapolis Parks & Recreation

    Minneapolis' Community Outreach Department uses data-driven racial and economic equity criteria to close park funding gaps and distribute funds.

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Case Studies: City Parks – A Smart Investment for America’s Health, Economy & Environment

We’ve compiled stories and strategies from 11 American cities who have leveraged city parks to create positive, lasting change in the social, economic, and physical well-being of their residents.

Share Your City Park Story

How have you engaged your community through park programs? What programs have you implemented that transformed your city into an equitable, green, and vibrant place to live? Share your story for a chance to be featured on our site and shared with our national network of park professionals.

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