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.

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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.

  • 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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    Report

    PAS QuickNotes: Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens

    American Planning Association

    Pollinator gardens increase climate resiliency and provide ecological, environmental, and health benefits.

  • Agreement

    Partnership Agreement of Portland Parks & Recreation and The Forest Park Conservancy

    Forest Park Conservancy

    Key assumptions outlined for how Forest Park Conservancy works cooperatively with city agency to care for a 5,000+ acre park with 70+ miles of trails.

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