ParkXChange Resource Library

Resources for Urban Park Professionals

This searchable library hosts helpful park resource documents, including cross-sector MOUs, equity action plans, agreements for park maintenance and operations, dog park and concession management, green infrastructure development and maintenance, community benefits, arts and cultural programming and events, as well as other resource guides and technical tools to support park partnerships.

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  • Report

    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.

  • Case Study

    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.

  • Case Study

    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.

  • Case Study

    Philadelphia: Rebuilding Community Infrastructure

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

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

  • Case Study

    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.

  • Case Study

    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.

  • Case Study

    Detroit: Parks & Rec Improvement Plan

    City of Detroit Parks and Recreation

    Learn about Detroit's equity-focused park planning team, which used equity data to create an improvement plan for 40 neighborhood parks.

  • Case Study

    Cities Connecting Children to Nature

    City of Austin Parks and Recreation

    Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) is a national initiative that seeks to create more equitable and abundant access to nature in cities.

  • Case Study

    Fit2Play

    Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

    Fit2Play is an MDPROS park-based afterschool health and wellness program promoting healthy weight and cardiovascular health.

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