Browse and download best practice guides, briefing papers, case studies, issue briefs, toolkits, frameworks, and other resources related to NRPA's programs and initiatives.

 

Community Engagement Resource Guide

Community Engagement Resource GuideLocal park and recreation agencies work diligently to ensure all people have access to and feel welcome in the places, programs and facilities that make their lives and communities great. Equitable and inclusive community engagement is central to this vision and is fundamental to establishing quality parks that meet the needs of all people.

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Best Practice Guide for Out-of-School Time Meal Program Models and Sustainability

Best Practice Guide for Out-of-School Time Meal Program Models and SustainabilityThis guide is based on extensive research on OST programming and food insecurity and includes input from urban, suburban, and rural park and recreation agencies across the United States.

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Parks for Inclusion Policy Guide

Parks for Inclusion Policy GuideNRPA has developed a set of resources designed to guide agencies in creating and implementing inclusive policies in local parks and recreation.

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

A Resource Guide for Planning, Designing and Implementing Green Infrastructure in ParksThis guide draws on lessons learned from the Great Urban Park Campaign pilot projects 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.

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Financing Green Infrastructure Projects

Financing Green Infrastructure ProjectsThis briefing paper noted that after review of many municipal and regional green infrastructure stormwater management and implementation programs across the country, a primary measure of success is to plan and implement such projects based on a partnership model of multiple funding sources that combine local, federal/state, and private dollars.

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Safe Routes to Parks Resource Guide

Best Practice Guide for Out-of-School Time Meal Program Models and SustainabilityThe NRPA Safe Routes to Parks Resource Guide is intended to provide professionals (park and recreation and their allied professionals) with resources to support the implementation of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework.

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Making the Case: Parks and Health

Making the Case: Parks and HealthMaking the Case: Parks and Health is an easy-to-use resource to help park and recreation leaders make the case to elected officials that parks are a critical part of the community’s public health infrastructure.

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