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Key assumptions outlined for how Forest Park Conservancy works cooperatively with city agency to care for a 5,000+ acre park with 70+ miles of trails.
How to engage thousands of young Americans in community improvement, conservation and resilience projects.
Ensuring public spaces reflect and support local residents and diverse cultures requires building deep community connections. In historically marginalized nei…
Despite the historically high use of parks during the pandemic, many park organizations may lack a data-driven picture of how park use is changing and how this…
It is crucial to ensure that all communities receive the benefits of parks. City managers and park professionals interested in investing in these results shoul…
Click here for all information on the Summer Series happening June 14-25, 2021!
Useful list of funding sources to access resources to plan, build, and program parks and other communities assets.
- By: City Parks Alliance
In a year that brought uncertainty and challenges to our nation’s city parks, Election Day provided some relief. Voters in 11 states across the U.S. approved n…
People over age 65 in the U.S. remain highly underserved in regards to parks. This report draws from different sources to understand how parks can be best desi…
Memorandum of Understanding Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Philadelphia Department of Human Services
MOU builds opportunities for disconnected young people and returning citizens, creating promising futures by tackling environmental challenges.
This is an example of a simple document that successfully transfers several parcels to a municipality at the same time. It only requires the City to record it …
This group is working on a 35-mile trail in an industrial area, working to restart local investment after major industry closures. They have implemented succes…
MOU Between Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Agreement between Philly Parks & Rec Dept. and PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps initiative that engages “Opportunity Youth” in advancing their lives through servic…
A once dormant park has transformed into a breathtaking public space on the riverfront of downtown Memphis.
Memphis River Parks Partnership discovers transferring park ownership to local non-profit greatly assists equity in developing urban parks.
The Washington Area of Bicyclists Association annual fundraising bike ride showcases urban environment and historic sites along the C&O Canal.
Webinar Recap & Transcript | Programming While Social Distancing: Creative Strategies to Engage Communities
Learn how park & rec professionals are using social media, live-streaming, signage, and other strategies to connect residents and encourage physical activity.
Learn how your peers are approaching summer camps, volunteers, resident communication, scenario planning, and data collection in parks during and post-pandemic.
A single fitness class started over 30 years ago has led to a thriving, full-time exercise program focused solely on residents age 55 and up.