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.

  • Report

    WHO-Green and New Evidence and Perspectives for Action Blue Spaces and Mental Health

    World Health Organization

    This report presents the results of two systematic reviews on types and characteristics of green and blue spaces and mental health.

  • Plan

    ASLA Climate Action Plan

    American Society of Landscape Architects

    To get on a pathway to zero emissions, ASLA is taking a significant step forward with this Climate Action Plan.

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    Ecological Horticulture at the Presidio

    Presidio Trust

    Note that this guide is specific to the area it describes and includes design guidance for ecologically supportive urban landscaped areas.

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    Technical Tool

    FireSmart BC Landscaping Guide

    FireSmart BC/City of Vancouver

    This guide from British Columbia includes an extensive list of fire-resistant plants, and tips on making your landscaping more wildfire resilient.

  • Technical Tool

    The Hospital Green Space Cost Savings Calculator

    Nature Sacred

    Estimate how much your institution could save costs associated with burnout among hospital staff by establishing a hospital biophilia intervention.

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    Technical Tool

    Vancouver Park Board Best Management Practices Cutsheets

    Vancouver Park Board

    Contains BMPs for a variety of naturalized meadows, including no mow, low mow, enhanced low mow, and wildflower, as well as design and layout options.

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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.

  • 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…

  • Report

    2020 Menino Survey of Mayors

    Boston University Initiative on Cities

    Mayors have had to deal with COVID-19’s consequences and its impact on their cities' future. Between June and August 2020 this Survey asked 130 mayors about th…

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