The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks and Equity

For nearly half a century, Trust for Public Land has pioneered a method of collaborating with communities to create parks that lead to greater health, resilience, and equity. Through it all, we have seen that the best parks center arts and culture in their design and that when done well, the process of creating a park can be as transformational for the neighborhood as the park itself.

Through The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity (HAP-E), we are proud to partner with the National Association of County and City Health Officials to offer health advocates case studies, principles, and policy guidelines on using place-based arts and culture to achieve health equity. We hope it will be an asset in efforts to celebrate communities, facilitate challenging discussions, and build a more just world for generations to come.



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