Collaboration
56%
of cities offer a community park group program (e.g., adopt-a-park) for residents to get involved long-term in their park.
70%
of cities offer a community grant program that can be used for park projects.
77%
of cities have at least one non-profit park partnership for programming or operations.
# of community park groups
The number of community park groups varies widely across cities. Two thirds of cities reported demand for this type of involvement is stable, while one third of cities say demand is increasing. In our survey of park groups, the top three impacts groups saw their work having were: strengthening their communities, improving local quality of life, and enhancing the natural environment.