NRPA has developed the following evidence-based resources for park and planning professionals to improve equity, health and environmental outcomes in underserved communities through green stormwater infrastructure in parks.

Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework

Green Infrastructure Evaluation FrameworkNRPA offers tools and research-based information to measure the environmental, social, economic and health benefits of green infrastructure projects. Follow the Framework’s three steps – 1. Define Benefits and Measures; 2. Collect Data; and 3. Use Data – to improve projects and share their stories.

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A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in Parks

A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in ParksDeveloped in collaboration with American Planning Association (APA) and Low Impact Development Center (LIDC), this guide draws on lessons learned from the Great Urban Park Campaign pilot projects. It and provides basic principles, inspiration and ideas that can help planners, designers and decision makers equitably integrate green stormwater infrastructure into parks and park systems across the country. The guide also includes three standalone best best-practice infographics on Site Design, Site Construction and Site Maintenance

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Download Conservation Poster (PDF)

 

Case Studies and Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers

This series of briefing papers dives deeper into three topics identified as being critical to successful green stormwater infrastructure projects in parks.These papers are meant to support park staff and advocates, decision makers, planners and others in promoting green stormwater infrastructure in parks.

Case Studies

This collection of case studies, organized by key topic areas, highlights the stories and lessons learned by the four Great Urban Parks Campaign grantees.


Webinars

Subscribe to NRPA's Great Urban Parks Campaign webinar series to gain instant access to all previous and upcoming webinars related to this campaign.

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