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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  • Report

    Extreme Weather Mitigation in the Las Cruces Infill District Through Green Stormwater Infrastructure

    Las Cruces Infill District

    A report describing how a $1.8 million investment in trees supported by green infrastructure will double the Infill District's shade canopy while also conservi…

  • Policy

    Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    As public aquatic venues open, CDC offers considerations for safety for those who operate, manage, and use public pools and water playgrounds.

  • Technical Tool

    Sample COVID Communications Activity

    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

    Sample communications on messaging strategies, secondary messages, media relations, and development support.

  • Member Exclusive

    Virginia Beach Essential Services Child Care Guidelines for Staff

    City of VA Beach

    The City of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Department offers free child care services to designated personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Report

    2020 Menino Survey of Mayors

    Boston University Initiative on Cities

    Mayors have had to deal with COVID-19’s consequences and its impact on their cities' future. Between June and August 2020 this Survey asked 130 mayors about th…

  • Policy

    COVID-19 Response Plan

    Seattle Parks & Recreation

    Lays out preparations for Seattle Parks & Rec to coordinate with city agencies to provide essential services during a pandemic.

  • Technical Tool

    Infographics | COVID-19: Be Smart. Do Your Part.

    Montgomery County Parks & Rec

    Various COVID-19 related signs meant to educate park visitors on safe ways to access and use park facilities.