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

    A Framework for Assessing Equitable Health Outcomes of Parks

    Urban Institute

    Provides a framework for identifying how park systems improves health outcomes for users and understand how parks address health disparities.

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    Plan

    Parks for All

    Canadian Parks & Recreation Association

    Action Plan For Canada’s Parks Community

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    Plan

    Action Planner

    Canadian Parks & Recreation Association

    Companion to Parks for All

  • Technical Tool

    Community PARKnerships guidelines

    Austin Parks and Recreation Department

    Austin Parks and Recreation Department Community PARKnerships guide to naming, on-site dedication, and donor recognition of Austin 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

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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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    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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