Mission, Vision and Values
The mission of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance is to champion the public’s interest in outstanding parks, recreation and open spaces, key to making Philadelphia a healthy, vibrant and sustainable city for all.
The Parks Alliance’s vision of a great city is one with great parks and interconnected green spaces. The Parks Alliance leads the diverse and expanding citizens’ movement which shapes public policies required to build the nation’s premier parks and recreation system.
The Philadelphia Parks Alliance will strive to become a primary advocate and information resource for parks and open space in our city. We are committed to building a strong and unified parks and open space coalition that will advocate for all citizens.
We will endeavor to create strategic and collaborative alliances with government and with organizations that care about our parks and open space.
Our membership and board will be broadly representative of the demographics of our city. Collaboration will be the hallmark of our interaction with others.
We will be a fiscally sound and responsible organization.
OUR ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES
The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is:
Effective: We establish and achieve goals that will contribute to constructive change.
Inclusive: We welcome contributions and input from others. We strive to remain open to different points of view within the context of our mission and priorities.
Dedicated: We are willing to do what it takes to be effective.
A Model of Integrity: We act with honesty, directness, conviction, and determination.
Bold: We are forward thinking, willing to think and act creatively, to question the status quo. We are oriented toward taking action, even courageous action.