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.

  • Case Study

    The Brickline Greenway: Charting a Path towards Social Equity in St. Louis

    City Parks Alliance

    With cities everywhere focused squarely on equity issues right now, it is a hopeful time for those in St. Louis who’ve been advocating for, funding, and buildi…

  • Technical Tool

    Engage Protect Connect

    Engage, Connect, Protect highlights the need to create opportunities to engage with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards through cult…

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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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    Technical Tool

    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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    Technical Tool

    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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    Policy

    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.

  • Technical Tool

    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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    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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