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

  • Report

    The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Report

    City Parks Alliance

    This report highlights the physical, mental, and environmental benefits that city parks provide and demonstrates how funds from the LWCF’s Outdoor Recreation L…

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    Cross-sectional associations of different types of nature exposure with psychotropic, antihypertensive and asthma medication

    Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

    In this cross-sectional study, a higher frequency of green space exposure is thought to be beneficial for human health.

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    Safety of Women and Girls Consultation Report

    London Legacy Development Corporation

    This report analyses the outcomes of the consultation and provides recommendations to increase the safety and feeling of safety of women and girls.

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    The COVID-19 Pandemic and Outdoor Recreation: Exploring COVID-19 Induced Changes in Outdoor Recreation Engagement and Behaviour in New Zealand

    Land Environment and People Research Report

    The second of two reports that explores the impacts of the 2020 COVID-19 national lockdown on outdoor recreationists’ in New Zealand.

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    COVID-19 and Greenspace Use Survey Findings

    Data and Evidence subgroup of the Environment and Spaces for Public Health Partnership Group

    This report provides an overview of findings from surveys looking at visits to and use of greenspace during the pandemic.

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    WHO-Green and New Evidence and Perspectives for Action Blue Spaces and Mental Health

    World Health Organization

    This report presents the results of two systematic reviews on types and characteristics of green and blue spaces and mental health.