Partnerships for Parks

Research Report

Partnerships for Parks

Lessons from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Urban Parks Program
April 1, 1999


This report, part of an ongoing evaluation being conducted by the Urban Institute, in Washington, D.C., looks at partnerships between public agencies and nonprofit groups, a key feature in the design and implementation of 12 improvement projects the Fund supported during the first phase of its parks initiative. With municipal parks departments under constant fiscal pressure, private nonprofit organizations bring essential new skills and resources to park design management, programming, and stewardship.

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