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.

  • Agreement

    Partnership Configuration

    Austin Parks and Recreation Department

    Combined partnership agreements between public agencies and private nonprofits that build, renovate, maintain, the ecosystem of Austin's parks.

  • Technical Tool

    Inclusive Healthy Places Companion Guide for Park and Recreation Professionals

    Gehl (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.

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    Report

    PAS QuickNotes: Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens

    American Planning Association

    Pollinator gardens increase climate resiliency and provide ecological, environmental, and health benefits.

  • Agreement

    Partnership Agreement of Portland Parks & Recreation and The Forest Park Conservancy

    Forest Park Conservancy

    Key assumptions outlined for how Forest Park Conservancy works cooperatively with city agency to care for a 5,000+ acre park with 70+ miles of trails.

  • Technical Tool

    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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    Technical Tool

    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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    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

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

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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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