Reports & Tools

Documenting the Potential of City Parks

City Parks Alliance and research partners are exploring the role of parks in addressing critical emerging issues facing cities. Together with economists, engineers, policy experts, advocates and practitioners, we are delivering practical, replicable solutions for cities, agencies, and residents. City Parks Alliance members and others can draw upon these reports, videos, and infographics to demonstrate the power of city parks in a broad new context of economic, environmental, and social opportunity.

Reports and Other Tools

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    New York Zoning Law and Practice Report

    By Thomson Reuters

    Article considers five alternative revenue strategies that show promise for leveraging private dollars for public parks and protected open space.

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    Nurturing Neighborhoods

    By Clement Lau-American Planning Association

    LA County’s master planning effort for six of its most "park-poor" unincorporated communities, bridging sustainability, social equity, and parks.

  • Member Exclusive
    Report

    Green Infrastructure in Parks: Resource Guide for Planning, Designing, and Implementing

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Provides green stormwater infrastructure concepts and practices into park design, construction, and maintenance.