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.

  • Plan

    Community PARKnerships Program FY21 Year in Review

    Austin Parks and Recreation Department

    PARD, in collaboration with over 48 nonprofit partners and community groups, leveraged funds towards improvements and maintenance of parkland

  • Policy

    Partnership Policy Operating Procedures

    Austin Parks and Recreation Department

    Seeks to strengthen partnerships between the City of Austin, private organizations, volunteers, and community groups to provide recreational opportunities effi…

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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

    Community First Toolkit

    High Line Network

    Toolkit to help park organizations address inequities and shape public spaces that bring social, environmental, and economic benefits to communities

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    Agreement

    City of Austin Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement

    City of Austin, TX

    This park operations and maintenance agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of The Trail Foundation and the City in maintaining a trail.

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    Agreement

    State of Washington Contract for Encampment Cleanup Services

    State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services

    State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services contract for encampment cleanup services with a third-party vendor.

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    Technical Tool

    City of Olympia Park Ranger II position description

    City of Olympia, WA

    This position description for Olympia’s park ranger program outlines the essential duties, qualifications, and ideal candidate profile for the job.

  • 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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