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

    Shelby Farms Park and Greenline

    City Parks Alliance

    Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. and features open pastures, forested areas, an international award-winning playground, equestri…

  • Case Study

    Beyond Location Maps

    Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

    This case study from LA Parks & Recreation outlines how park agencies can use GIS mapping to achieve their equity goals.

  • Case Study

    Pullman Peace Playground Project


    The story of a neighborhood struggling with poverty and gun violence that rallied to construct a playground. This and other case studies sponsored by REI.

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    Technical Tool

    Restoring Pittsburgh Parks

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh plan for equity in every park in every neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

  • Case Study

    Confluence Park

    City Parks Alliance

    Once an industrial dumping ground, Confluence Park is now the premier outdoor recreation destination and educational resource for the city of Denver.

  • Report

    Investing in Equitable Urban Park Systems: Emerging Funding Strategies and Tools

    City Parks Alliance

    Report on our national research initiative for funding parks and green infrastructure in low-income communities.

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    Greening without Gentrification: Learning from Parks-Related Anti-Displacement Strategies Nationwide

    The University of Utah, UCLA, GreenInfo Network

    Results shared of an ongoing study to identify and classify parks-related anti-displacement strategies in marginalized neighborhoods in 19 cities.

  • Technical Tool

    Active Parks, Healthy Cities Toolkit

    City Parks Alliance

    Share Active Parks, Healthy Cities with your colleagues, elected officials, local agencies, and partners.