The 10-Minute Walk Campaign celebrates its first year this month on October 10 at 10:10 a.m., and we have a lot to celebrate! More than 220 mayors have signed on to the campaign, we’ve provided $480,000 in planning grants and technical assistance to 12 cities, our second application is now open to fund 10 more cities, and we have developed a learning series to help professionals advance equitable park access and quality in their cities.
We’ve also created a space — the 10-Minute Walk Learning Series — where you can connect with your peers about what it takes to achieve equitable access to quality parks.
Over the next three years, NRPA will publish educational resources (videos, blog posts, articles, etc.) on many equitable-access topics and hold live Q&A sessions for park professionals to engage with peers and learn about replicable models and best practices. So far, we’ve focused on two topics and had speakers from park and recreation agencies, private development firms, landscape architects and nonprofit partners, offering unique perspectives on the issues you face while advancing equitable park access and quality.
The 10-Minute Walk Learning Series will cover topics, including:
- Partnerships and Coalition Building
- Equity in Parks and Recreation
- Community Engagement
- Park Planning
- Policy Development
- Park Funding for maintenance, operations, capital improvements
- And much, much more!