The Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative helps city leaders and their partners ensure that all children have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in nature, from urban parks and community gardens to the great outdoors.

In March of 2016, the City of Austin was one of seven cities nationwide selected to receive a $25,000 planning grant from the project partners for Cities Connecting Children to Nature. The grant funded a six month strategic planning process that brought together representatives from ten city departments, AISD, the health sector and nonprofit organizations in order to create a 3-year Implementation Plan that identifies how city leadership can provide abundant and equitable access to nature for the children of Austin, with a specific focus on children in low-income communities and children of color.

Implementation Plan

Implementation Plan Appendices

Section 2 Appendices – Community Assessment Results:

Section 3 Appendices – Implementation Strategies:

Section 4 Appendices – Accountability Framework

Section 5 Appendices – Timeline

Letters of Support: