Green Infrastructure Training Opportunity

The National Recreation and Park Association is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for 25 park and recreation professionals to attend a 2.5-day green infrastructure training in May 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. NRPA is partnering with the Water Environment Federation to adapt and deliver the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program curriculum and with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to host the training.

The training will include a combination of online learning, classroom presentations and field experiences and will focus on green stormwater infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance.

Applications are due by December 17, 2018 and must be submitted online.

Learn More And Apply

Demonstration Projects

NRPA is working in partnership with cities to support large scale, replicable park green infrastructure projects that will serve as case studies for park and recreation agencies.

Great Urban Parks Campaign Grantees

Great Urban Parks Campaign Demonstration Projects

1. Environmental Learning for Kids (2016)
Montbello Open Space Park, Denver, CO

2. Park Pride (2016)
Boone Park West, Atlanta, GA

3. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (2016)
McKinley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

4. Parks and People Foundation (2016)
Ambrose Kennedy Park, Baltimore, MD

5. Bernalillo County (2018)
2nd Street Trail, Albuquerque, NM

6. City of El Paso (2018)
Hidden Valley Park, El Paso, TX

7. City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Dept. (2018)
Ken-O-Sha Park, Grand Rapids, MI
8. City of Lake Charles (2018)
Hillcrest Park, Lake Charles, LA

9. City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods Div. (2018)
McFarland Park, Memphis, TN

10. Heartland Conservation Alliance (2018)
Blue Valley Park, Kansas City, MO

11. Local Government Commission (2018)
Cesar Chavez Park, Salinas, CA

12. Louisville Parks and Recreation (2018)
Chickasaw Park, Louisville, KY

13. Miami-Dade County Parks Recreation and Open Spaces Dept. (2018)
Arcola Lakes Park, Miami, FL

14. NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (2018)
Brownsville Recreation Center, Brooklyn, NY


Community Outreach and Education

NRPA is working in partnership with communities to identify best practices and innovative strategies that effectively empower the community to influence the design of a green infrastructure project that best suits their needs, while also benefiting the local environment.


Contact Jenny Cox with questions about projects funded through the Great Urban Parks Campaign.

News Stories

12.13.18Top Story

Social equity grows more important to successful urban-park projects

12.13.18Around the Country

Field guide looks at public-space inclusivity in St. Paul, Minn.

12.13.18Around the Country

Bridge offers wildlife safer passage across busy Wash. highway