172 - Resiliency Is Not an Option: It's the Future of Parks

Tuesday, September 26
2:35 PM–3:50 PM

Location: Directors Corner- Rivergate Room

Days: Tuesday, 26 September
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Track: Planning, Design, and Maintenance
Session Type: Directors' Corner

How resilient are your parks? Flooding, extreme weather, drought and climate change affect parks and the communities around them. This session will explore what makes a resilient park and examine the social, environmental and economic impacts of change to parks, provide metrics and examples, and show how to make your parks more resilient. Gain invaluable information that will save your agency money, make your parks more resilient, and help strengthen your parks and your community.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion, participants will be able to define resiliency and provide at least three elements of the metrics of a resilient park
Upon completion, participants will be able to distinguish the dimensions of resiliency including social, environmental, economic, mental, capital, and climate and how they affect their community
Upon completion, participants will be able to enumerate three items of an action plan to make their parks and their communitiies more resilient