The following is a list of various reports and studies on urban greenspaces and their impact on community and youth development. The Johnson Park Restoration Fund has utilized these reports as guideposts to its evolution.

The Benefits of Parks -
Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Spaces -

The Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Spaces -
How Parks Effect Positive Reinvestment to an Area
Part I - Growing Smart
Part II - Attracting Investment

The Health Benefits of Parks -
How Parks Keep Communities Strong and Healthy

No Place to Play -
The Need for Parks in Areas Where Children Live

Urban Parks as Partners in Youth Development -
Personal & Social Assets that Facilitate Positive Youth Development

The Public Value of Urban Parks -
A Broader View of Urban Parks

Partnerships for Parks
Benefits of Public, Private, and Nonprofit Partnerships in Building Urban Parks