Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) is a national initiative that seeks to create more equitable and abundant access to nature in cities through a partnership between The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and the Children & Nature Network. CCCN supports robust citywide action plans to implement policy, develop new partnerships, amplify nature-based programming, and create more equitable nature access. The initiative seeks to ensure that a connection to nature becomes an integral part of city priorities, planning and policymaking across a range of areas, including park access, education, community health and wellness, job creation, and land use. In order to achieve these goals and system changes, the CCCN initiative works to activate parks and greenspaces through nature play programming and installation of nature play spaces across the city. Many of CCCN's initiatives align with partner organizations' goals and missions such as the City's Strategic Direction 2028 (SD28), Climate Equity Plan, and Environment Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC), in addition to Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas Children in Nature Network (TCiNN), and many more.