Our programs are designed to address the barriers to accessing the outdoors faced by historically underrepresented communities. These barriers include lack of transportation and proximity to natural areas, lack of knowledge of recreational opportunities, and lack of representation in visitors and staff of public lands and open spaces. We hire a staff that reflects the communities we serve and work in partnership with communities to offer programming that is culturally relevant.
We believe that increasing diversity in park careers is just as important as increasing diversity in park attendance. We offer opportunities that aim to bridge the gap between underrepresented communities and obtaining a career in parks. We also offer resources for volunteers and professionals who want to increase their knowledge, skills, and overall development in this field.