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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    Policy

    Assignment of Easements to the City of Birmingham

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This is an example of a simple document that successfully transfers several parcels to a municipality at the same time. It only requires the City to record it …

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    Agreement

    Partnership Agreement for the Five Mile Creek Greenway

    Freshwater Land Trust

    This group is working on a 35-mile trail in an industrial area, working to restart local investment after major industry closures. They have implemented succes…

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    NRPA Park and Recreation Professionals’ Guide to Fundraising

    NRPA

    This guide outlines the fundraising process for park and recreation agencies to work with business entities, conduct special events and help raise money.

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    Case Study

    Starting A Corps Manual Case Study: The Gulf Coast Restoration Initiative

    The Corps Network

    A step-by-step guide with milestones and benchmarks for those starting their own Corps program from exploratory phase to full operation.

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    Agreement

    MOU Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Mayors Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Agreement between Philly Parks & Rec Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative that engages “Opportunity Youth” in advancing their lives through servic…

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    Technical Tool

    Park Pride Map Showing Equity Grant Distribution

    Park Pride, Atlanta

    Map distribution of Park Pride Grants since equity program started in 2004 demarcated by the growth line that appeared in Atlanta City Design.

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    Technical Tool

    City of Atlanta Community Development Impact Area Maps

    Park Pride, Atlanta

    Map of neighborhoods defined by Community Development Impact Areas where at least 51% of the population is at or below 80% of Atlanta area median income.

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    Technical Tool

    San Francisco Emergency Child & Youth Care Program

    San Francisco Recreation and Parks

    A playbook for providing care for children with parents and caretakers on the front-lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Technical Tool

    Cities Connecting Children to Nature: City-Corps Partnerships (July 2019)

    CITY-CORPS + Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN)

    Shows how to establish service and conservation corps partnerships that engage young people in hands-on city projects, developing diverse green jobs.

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    Case Study

    River Garden | Memphis, TN

    Memphis River Parks Partnership

    A once dormant park has transformed into a breathtaking public space on the riverfront of downtown Memphis.

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