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

NRPA 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

Developed in collaboration with the American Planning Association and Low Impact Development Center, this guide draws on lessons learned from the Great Urban Park Campaign pilot projects. It 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-practice infographics on Site Design, Site Construction and Site Maintenance.

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Reports, Briefing Papers and Case Studies


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.


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