CITY PARKS ALLIANCE is the only independent, nationwide membership organization solely dedicated to urban parks. It unites and serves a growing network of hundreds of civic and community leaders, government agencies, parks and recreation authorities, funders and others.
City Parks Alliance was established in fall 2000 by a nationwide group of urban parks administrators and advocates. It is an outgrowth of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund's Urban Parks Initiative in the 1990s.
The mission of the City Parks Alliance is to engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to support the creation, revitalization and sustainability of parks and green spaces that contribute to dynamic cities.