Livable Parks Guide

A step-by-step guide developed to give community leaders and parks advocates from all corners the necessary tools to create and improve public space and parks.

Site Assessment
Time Frame
5 minutes or more
Group Size
4 – 50 people
Focus Areas
Streets, parks and public spaces
Age Group
18 and up

Creating Parks and Public Places for People of All Ages: A Step-by-Step Guide is a collaboration between AARP Livable Communities8 80 Cities and The Trust for Public Land to highlight the importance of parks — and give local leaders, policymakers, community and park advocates and neighborhood residents  tools they can use to collecting data, evaluating opportunities, and generating ideas for how to increase the quality and quantity of parks and outdoor spaces.

This free publication is available for order or download at