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Why Urban Parks Matter

City Parks Alliance

Parks serve as green engines to help address nearly every critical urban need from health to housing, to education and environmental justice, to countering sprawl and combating crime.

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2015 Urban Parks Conference

Save the Date

City Parks Alliance has selected San Francisco as the host city for the next International Urban Parks Conference, which will take place April 11-14, 2015.

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CPA Membership

Networking, funding, and advocacy opportunities are just some of the perks of a City Parks Alliance membership. Attend conferences and workshops, participate in invitation-only calls, and stay in the know with free newsletters.

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Study of Neighborhood Parks

Research

In order to understand how local neighborhood parks contribute to physical activity, 170 randomly selected parks in 25 cities are being observed using the SOPARC methodology.

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Youth Employment in Parks

Case Studies

Youth Employment in Parks is a joint program of the Anchorage Park Foundation and the Anchorage Parks & Recreation Department. The main goal of the YEP program is to engage a new generation with public lands management and recreation.

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City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks.  Learn More

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Mayors for Parks

Mayors Form Bi-Partisan Coalition to Support
Land and Water Conservation Fund

Mayor_Hancock_1 Mayor Michael B. Hancock (D)
Denver, Colorado

BetsyPrice_1 Mayor Betsy Price (R)
Fort Worth, Texas

Frontline Parks

Creating Economic, Environmental and Social Capital Through Innovative Partnerships
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    Washington Park, designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, fell into disrepair as the neighborhood around it was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.  Find out how the efforts of the Urban Ecology Center have revitalized the park.

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Funding Opportunities

  • Each month, City Parks Alliance names one “Frontline Park” as a standout example of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship from across the country. The program identifies city parks that find innovative ways to meet the unique challenges faced as...
  • Abandoned rail lines running through city neighborhoods can be the perfect solution for creating a park in a high density city with little other available real estate. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has nearly a 30 year history of providing leadership in...
  • Each month, City Parks Alliance names one “Frontline Park” as a standout example of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship from across the country. The program identifies city parks that find innovative ways to meet the unique challenges faced as...
  • Recently I talked with Mike Ellzey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Great Park Corporation, the nonprofit public benefit organization charged with the design, construction, and maintenance of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. We spoke...

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