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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- Arts & Culture
- Civic Engagement/Volunteers
- Community Benefits
- Dog Park
- Economic Development
- Emergency Management & Planning
- Green Infrastructure/Resilience
- Historic Preservation
- Land Protection
- Parkland Alienation
- Skate Park
- Urban Greening/Biodiversity
- Workforce Development/Youth Employment
- Youth Programming
What Makes Parks Safe?Dr. Anna Barker and Professor George Holmes (University of Leeds) with Dr Rizwana Alam, Lauren Cape-Davenhill, Dr Sally Osei-Appiah and Dr. Sibylla Warrington Brown, in collaboration with West Yorkshire Combined Authority
This research report promotes the use of parks by women and girls, by understanding and responding to the barriers to feeling safe.
- Technical Tool
Inclusive Healthy Places Companion Guide for Park and Recreation ProfessionalsGehl (gehlpeople.com);The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Offers a comprehensive approach to leverage inclusion and health equity that inform the planning, design, development and evaluation of public spaces.
- Member ExclusiveTechnical Tool
Open Letter to City Council Supporting Funding for Parks & Rec to Provide Essential COVID Recovery ServicesPhiladelphia Parks Alliance
Coalition letter to fund Philly Parks & Rec services to African American and low income communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.