World Urban Parks is very proud to be able to sustain alliances and partnerships with important global and regional organizations. These partnerships strengthen our mission and allow us to amplify our message and voice, while enriching the content of our programs. We are very grateful to all the allies and partners who for many years have brought time, talent and knowledge.

World Urban Parks works with partners to make an impact through parks in cities across three pillars: conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.

As the International body representing the individuals, organisations and communities involved in parks and recreation in Cities, why partner with World Urban Parks? 

World Urban Parks' philosophy of unity and joint action will be exemplified through its work with donors and partners. World Urban Parks counts on the support of a large network of partners who help fund our activities, implement the World Urban Parks Program, or offer their knowledge and expertise to support our work.

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Our work is made possible through the generous contributions of
a growing number of donors, individuals and partners.
There are multiple ways to contribute: 

Direct Impact

World Urban Parks recognises that organisations and individuals sometimes wish to make a direct impact in shaping policy, creating outcomes on the ground, mentoring emerging organisations and leaders. World Urban Parks can develop a program that suits your needs and focus.

National Partners

World Urban Parks recognises that national organisations play a key role in advocating for the value of parks in cities. World Urban Parks will work with all national based bodies that are interested in "making a difference." World Urban Parks with the World Parks Academy hosts a series of National Round-table during the year. Please contact the Secretariat Coordinator at for more information.

Alliance Partners

World Urban Parks recognises that collaboration is vitally important in the work we do and therefore we have developed a range of Alliances with other international bodies.

Partners - Leadership with Impact

World Urban Parks Donors are a select dedicated group of who understand that Leadership is more than just being the Minister in a Government, a Civic Leader or just the CEO. They see the value in the broader Social Impact their work can achieve and value their contribution to the society. They support the implementation of the World Urban Parks Program through the provision of multi-year core funding. Partnerships can take place in different forms, whether you wish to improve your brand credibility, improve staff engagement and development or make a significant social impact, we can tailor our partnership with you to meet your objectives.

World Urban Parks Principal Donor

World Urban Parks is pleased to introduce The Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Water as the inaugural principal donor of World Urban Parks. In October 2018, the Honourable David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water, hosted the National Park City Foundation and key stakeholders from around the world in Adelaide to discuss the International National Park City Concept.

Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Water

The Department for Environment and Water aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.

In South Australia we have a unique system of natural resources management boards that work in partnership with us to fulfil our roles and deliver services across eight natural resource management regions. Through the boards we develop meaningful relationships with the community and increase our shared knowledge and understanding about natural resources. We encourage debate and share the decision-making and accountability for choices made. 

Our work is guided by the commitments set out in State Natural Resources Management Plan, the regional natural resources management plans and by our Corporate Plan.

Our vision
An exceptional state because we look after our natural capital.


Our purpose
To help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.


Our roles
To achieve our purpose we’ve adopted four complementary roles:

  • A facilitator of community involvement in and taking responsibility for the environment.
  • A steward of the state’s natural resources to enable sustainable development.
  • The custodian of public parks, gardens, heritage places and crown lands for public benefit and enjoyment, and for their intrinsic value.
  • An authority on the state’s environment and natural resources to help governments, businesses and individuals make good long-term decisions.