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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    Technical Tool

    The Active Communities Tool (ACT): An Action Planning Guide

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

    A guide to improve built environments and promote physical activity, and create a cross-sector action plan consistent with community context.

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    Technical Tool

    The Active Communities Tool (ACT): Assessment Modules

    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC

    Help users assess strengths and weaknesses of community plans, policies, and resources for improving built environments for physical activity.

  • Case Study

    Girls Play, LA

    City Parks Alliance

    The City of Los Angeles's Department of Parks & Recreation's "Girls Play, LA" focuses on fitness for girls in under-served communities.

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    FY17 LWCF ORLP Selected Projects

    National Park Service

    A description of 16 Selected Projects and associated award amounts for FY17-18 LWCF-ORLP

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    FY15.FY16 ORLP Selected Projects

    National Park Service

    A description of Selected Projects totalling $13.3 Million for Improvements to Local Parks and Recreation in 22 Cities for Fiscal year 15/16

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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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    Plan

    Ten-Year Urban Forestry Action Plan: 2016 -2026

    By Kathy McGlauflin- American Forests Foundation, Tanya Denckla Cobb- University of Virginia Institute for Environmental Negotiation

    Developed to expand awareness of the benefits of urban forests as green infrastructure and increase investments in urban forest resources.

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    Report

    New York Zoning Law and Practice Report

    By Thomson Reuters

    Article considers five alternative revenue strategies that show promise for leveraging private dollars for public parks and protected open space.

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