Have an idea for an improvement for your neighborhood park but not sure where to start? The Community Activated Park Project (CAPP) program streamlines the proposal process for neighbors, community groups, and partners seeking to initiate improvements on city-owned parkland. Park improvement projects should reflect community and PARD priorities and can include anything from invasive species removal and signage to new benches and nature play features. Every CAPP proposal is different, and ideas do not need to be fully formed before submitting a proposal. After the CAPP is reviewed internally, proposers and city staff meet at the site to discuss feasibility and determine next steps.
On this page you’ll find helpful resources for developing a CAPP proposal. Included are examples of previous CAPPs, our CAPP proposal form in English and Spanish, an infographic of CAPP Stages, and Frequently Asked Questions.