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.

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    Engage Protect Connect

    Engage, Connect, Protect highlights the need to create opportunities to engage with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards through cult…

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    Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    Agreement between Philly Water Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative engages “Opportunity Youth”, advancing their lives through service.

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    Agreement

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services

    Philadelphia Water Department & Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment

    MOU builds opportunities for disconnected young people and returning citizens, creating promising futures by tackling environmental challenges.

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    Case Study

    Starting A Corps Manual Case Study: The Gulf Coast Restoration Initiative

    The Corps Network

    A step-by-step guide with milestones and benchmarks for those starting their own Corps program from exploratory phase to full operation.

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    Agreement

    MOU Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Mayors Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

    Agreement between Philly Parks & Rec Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative that engages “Opportunity Youth” in advancing their lives through servic…

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    Technical Tool

    Cities Connecting Children to Nature: City-Corps Partnerships (July 2019)

    CITY-CORPS + Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN)

    Shows how to establish service and conservation corps partnerships that engage young people in hands-on city projects, developing diverse green jobs.

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    Technical Tool

    Workforce First Parks and Recreation Department Training Guide

    Austin Parks and Recreation Department

    Austin's Workforce First participants training guide about graffiti, litter abatement, landscaping, and park beautification projects.

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    Community Youth Services Partnership Success

    City of Olympia, WA

    Olympia, WA allocated $20K to Parks Dept for employment program targeting low-income youth at-risk or under sheltered and who may lack basic skills.

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    Agreement

    Youth Entrepreneurship Program MOU Miami

    City of North Miami Parks and Recreation

    Memorandum of understanding between the listed organizations for the shared implementation of a Youth Entrepreneurship Program (established by the Advocacy Tru…

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    Plan

    Racial Equity Action Plan

    Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

    The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has been working on equity, inclusion and diversity since 2011. Currently, three areas of work – Racial Equity…

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