Urban Park Roundtable

The Urban Park Roundtable, held every spring and fall, convenes park professionals from around the country to collectively develop "next practices” in urban park management.


WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12:00–5:00 pm ET

WHERE: Online (A link will be provided upon registration.)

COST: Free, but registration is required (capacity limited to five representatives per organization).

The summer Roundtable will explore technology in urban parks through thoughtful peer-to-peer exchange and guest speakers. This will be the first time we’re convening in a shorter format, with a focus on how park organizations are prioritizing technology solutions in 2021 and what future integrations and investments will be needed for long-term success.

Learn more about our virtual Roundtable events and download the Institute’s Urban Park Roundtable Report, Strategic Adaptations in Urban Park Management: Responding to COVID-19.

About the Urban Park Roundtables

Since 2017, the Institute has hosted the Urban Park Roundtable, in partnership with urban park organizations in cities around the US including Detroit, MI (City of Detroit Parks & Recreation, Public Space Planning Unit); Austin, TX (The Trail Foundation); San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and The Presidio Trust); Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy), and Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy). Topics have focused on the role of park partnerships in the care and management of urban parks, such as corporate philanthropy; establishing successful partnerships; and key performance indicators for urban parks.

Learn more about the Urban Park Roundtable, featured in the March 2020 National Recreation and Park Association’s Parks & Recreation Magazine.