Nonprofit Management of the American River Parkway

This has long been advocated by the American River Parkway Preservation Society as the optimal method, based on our research, for increasing funding and providing dedicated daily management of the Parkway.

This type of public/private partnership is not a new idea and is being done by several parks around the nation. 

Nonprofits running parks:

New York City, Central Park Conservancy, http://www.centralparknyc.org

Boston’s Emerald Necklace,  http://www.emeraldnecklace.org

Forest Park in Portland, http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, https://www.pittsburghparks.org/theconservancy

San Joaquin River Parkway, http://www.riverparkway.org

Sacramento Valley Conservancy, http://www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org/index1.asp

This one in San Diego is managed by a Joint Powers Authority, http://www.sdrp.org

Local example of a nonprofit contracting with city to run the Sacramento Zoo, http://www.saczoo.org

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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