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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    2020 Funding Guide

    GameTime.com: A Playcore Company

    Useful list of funding sources to access resources to plan, build, and program parks and other communities assets.

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    Placemaking for an Aging Population: Guidelines for Senior-Friendly Parks

    Luskin School of Public Affairs

    People over age 65 in the U.S. remain highly underserved in regards to parks. This report draws from different sources to understand how parks can be best desi…

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    Tucson Park Bond Financing Overview

    Outline explaining Tuscon's basic park bond financing obligations for 100 parks and connections to paths and greenways with issuance schedule.

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    Water Rising: Equitable Approaches to Urban Flooding

    US Water Alliance

    Report highlights cities that experienced flooding, summarizes context of climate change, describes priority actions for equitable resilience.

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    Greener Parks: Green Infrastructure as a Strategy for Improving Equity and Community Well-Being Advocacy Toolkit

    NRPA

    Toolkit gives Park & Rec professionals resources for climate impacts, community health, and advance fair and just access to quality green spaces.

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    Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    Agreement between Philly Water Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative engages “Opportunity Youth”, advancing their lives through service.

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    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    MOU builds opportunities for disconnected young people and returning citizens, creating promising futures by tackling environmental challenges.

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    Using the State Revolving Funds to Build Climate Resilient Communities

    NRDC Water & Climate Team

    Recommendations for water efficiency, green infrastructure, and flood risk policies for State Revolving Funds for climate-resilient communities.

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    Local Parks: A Critical Part of a More Just and Equitable Society

    Park Pride, Atlanta

    Describes Park Pride's equity re-grant program waiving match requirements for Friends of Park groups in low-income Atlanta neighborhoods.

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    LA County Draft Displacement Avoidance Strategy

    Los Angeles County

    Memo outlining strategies to address and lessen displacement and gentrification outcomes as a result of park enhancement projects.

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