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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    New Orleans’ Lafitte Greenway – Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles and Improving Park Access

    Learn about New Orleans' greenway that facilitates safe travel, supports active living, and promote economic recovery in adjacent flood-damaged neighborhoods.

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    Boulder’s Green Streets Ciclovia

    oulder Green Streets Ciclovia is an event that brings the community together and connects local businesses with residents and potential customers.

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    Green City, Clean Waters: Philadelphia’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Solution

    Read how Philadelphia built 172 stormwater tree trenches, 25 stormwater bump-outs, 48 rain gardens, 50 porous paving sites, and 132 other green stormwater infr…

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    Raleigh’s Capital Area Greenway Trail System

    Learn how a determined group of citizens, united around a public goal of preserving their neighborhood and city, successfully worked with the government to imp…

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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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