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This study explores city park conservancies--private organizations that utilize donations to rebuild, refurbish, and even maintain some of their most iconic parks. The study uses examples and experiences from 41 organizations across the country that have a collective experience record of nearly 750 years.

This report provides a rich menu of options for continuing the growth and improvement in Memphis’ park and recreation system, with proposals ranging from relatively quick and inexpensive to long-term and structural.

From San Francisco's first public park, Portsmouth Square, to the unparalleled experience of Golden Gate Park, the city's vast legacy of diverse parks has great economic value: an impressive $959 million a year.

Excising Airports and Railyards for Better Urban Parkland Comparisons: Removing airport and railyard acreage from cities' total land area gives park planners a more appropriate measure of the proportion of a city that is parkland.

This report examines how Land and Water Conservation Fund investments in Forest Service land acquisitions have strengthened six unique communities across the country by assisting locally-initiated forest protection efforts in California, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Georgia, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.

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