Welcome to GP RED!
GP RED was founded to fully recognize and expand research, education, and resource development activities for community “quality of life” agencies. The work of GP RED supports and provides opportunities for health, recreation and land management agencies, along with the associations and universities that support them, to work collaboratively and proactively to identify and fill gaps in knowledge and practical resources. GP RED is a tax exempt public charity under the 501(c) (3) codes of the IRS.
Organizational and Leadership Development Workshops, offering trends based practical guidance and training to parks and recreation agency leaders and support staff in financial sustainability, building healthy communities, Complete Streets, organizational excellence, agency positioning and high-level service delivery.
USFS Children’s Forest Corridor Project, a collaborative effort with the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Division that will link parks and nature centers to create a cohesive network of outdoor spaces along the South Platte River, near downtown Denver. A website for resource sharing will also be developed.
Safe Routes To Play, a child-centered active transportation initiative helping communities develop active transportation access to parks, recreation facilities and natural areas for children and families.
Healthy Communities Research Group - Surveillance & Management Toolkit Project, a team of national experts working with universities and local parks and recreation departments have developed an assessment tool to enhance parks and recreation agency effectiveness, influence active living behaviors in 10-14 year olds, and position agencies as public health providers.
RedLine Survey, a trends oriented e-survey of practitioners around the country on hot topics such as management strategies, facility use and design, succession planning, user fees, measuring park carrying capacity. Send us an email to be included in the next RedLine Survey, at email@example.com.
Whole Measures for Parks & Recreation, a values-based community visioning process and measurement tool focused on universal access to public lands, social equity in parks and recreation service delivery, and sustaining natural resources.