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

    Active Parks, Healthy Cities: Recommendations from the National Study of Neighborhood Parks

    City Parks Alliance

    This report curates multiple case studies for each of the four major findings from cities of different sizes and geographies for park and recreation profession…

  • Member Exclusive

    Homeless Census & Survey

    San Luis Obispo County

    This survey, administered to 418 individuals experiencing homelessness, profiles their experiences and characteristics.

  • Member Exclusive

    Building Bridges: A Community-Based Stewardship Study for an Equitable East River Park

    The Trust for Public Land, James Lima Planning + Development

    Identifies park stewardship structures that depart from typical “conservancy” mode and makes recommendations on park equity and funding mechanisms.

  • Member Exclusive

    The Case for Open Space: Why the Real Estate Industry Should Invest in Parks and Open Spaces

    Urban Land Institute

    Explores the benefits of private sector involvement in creating, maintaining, operating, and programming parks and open space.