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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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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    Groundwork Hudson Valley – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application narrative

    In this proposal, Groundwork Hudson Valley seeks support from CDBG to restore public green space on the Saw Mill River and in a park adjacent to the proposed Y…

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