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We are glad you have decided to take the next step in becoming connected with the international urban parks community of World Urban Parks. Please click the images below to discover the best membership category for you! 

Once you have determined what membership category is best for you please complete the membership sign up form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the World Urban Parks office at [email protected] or by phone at 1-780-644-6976.

You will receive your World Urban Parks membership welcome package within 3-5 business days by email. Membership is non-refundable. All information provided through membership is solely used for World Urban Parks. Please review our privacy policy.

World Urban Parks' is an international organisation registered as an incorporated society in New Zealand.

Payment Methods include, Visa, MasterCard, and bank transfer. All final invoices and transactions are in New Zealand dollars (NZD).

Terms & Conditions

World Urban Park members are required to indicate their acceptance of all terms and conditions of membership. New applications and renewals will not be processed until confirmation is received.

Please refer to the World Urban Parks Membership Terms and Conditions before completing your membership application. The Membership Terms and Conditions will guide you in your membership payment, membership activation, renewal, cancellation/refund, transfer of membership and upgrading your membership.

Please direct questions to the Secretariat Coordinator by emailing [email protected] or calling 1-780-644-6976.

What we do!

As a members of World Urban Parks you will be part of a global advocacy voice supporting the values and benefits of parks and the industry. You will also be a part of world-class communities, organisations, and professionals who make up World Urban Parks. Lastly, you will also have opportunities to collaborate with those world-class members, resolving issues and increasing knowledge and capacity. Check out more about the ABC's of World Urban Parks!

A Global voice supporting the value and benefits of parks and the industry through academic research, science and unity.

Advocacy »

World-class communities, organisations, and professionals recognized for high standards and efficiencies through congresses, bench-marking, awards and certifications.

Best Practices »

Resolving issues and increasing knowledge and capacity through diverse networks of colleagues and partnerships.

Collaboration »

Organisation Membership

All organisations are welcome from government departments, municipal and public authorities, universities scientific and educational institutions, businesses and non-governmental and community organisations associated with parks, open space, recreation and related sectors such as health, tourism and natural resources. 

There is an increasing expectation and value for cities and organisations to interact internationally to access best park practices, generate new ideas, establish park standards and benchmarking, build cooperative and diverse networks and solve common issues. WUP membership of an international organisation is an extremely cost-effective way to achieve this. By creating this extensive international network we can continue to make the case for urban greenspace funding and the pivotal role it plays in building healthy, livable and sustainable communities.

How to Determine your Organisation Membership Level

The table below will guide you in your membership dues with World Urban Parks. All payments will occur in New Zealand Dollars. Based on your annual operating budget in USD your organisation will be categorized into one of four levels. These levels will determine your membership rate. Please find your Organisation Membership Level before proceeding the Join Now form. Thank you!

Organisation Membership Payment (NZD) Annual Operational Expenditure  Membership Level   Free Individual Memberships  Associate Membership 
$600 NZD Less than $1.4 Million NZD ($1 Million USD)   Level 1  Unlimited for Staff/Board   Yes 
 $1,190 NZD 1.4 Million to 14 Million NZD ($1 Million to $10 Million USD)  Level 2  Unlimited for Staff/Board  Yes 
 $2,465 NZD $14 Million to 58 Million NZD ($10 Million to $40 Million USD)  Level 3  Unlimited for Staff/Board  Yes 
$3,320 NZD  Over $58 Million NZD ($40 Million USD)  Level 4  Unlimited for Staff/Board  Yes 

Individual Membership

World Urban Parks is pleased to be able to provide a full range of individual membership options. Those individuals who have a passion for urban park, and city open space planning, management and related services. Please find the corresponding membership category below. 



Supporter Membership

Open to all individuals and organisations not directly involved in urban parks management including all the volunteer organisations associated with parks.

There are two standard supporter membership rates:  NZ$50 and NZ$250 (a 50% discount applies for those in countries with a GDP less than $25,000 USD per capita. 

The Benefits

Your contribution will go directly to assist developing:

  • Foster new and innovative approaches to parks, nature and cities, through the provision of grants and peer to peer programs.
  • Develop key resources for emerging cities to plan and design cities of the future
  • Support emerging leaders with scholarships
  • Ensure that the role of parks as a key fabric of our society is better understood
  • Furthering the upstream health benefits of parks, to reduce the chronic health burden
  • Developing parks at the centre of sustainable communities and 20 minute neighbourhoods
  • Develop the “Pathway to recovery and a better future”…….

To keep in touch you will…

  • receive Newsletters, communications and publications,
  • discounts for World Urban Parks events and conferences
  • recognition on the World Urban Parks Supporters webpage
  • Participation in World Parks Week
  • Access to webinars


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Important Information

World Urban Parks is incorporated and operates in New Zealand. Address, Level 1 Brandon Street, Wellington, 6022, New Zealand.

For all membership, payment, and product services please contact the Secretariat Coordinator at [email protected] or by phone at 1-780-644-6976.

Depending on who and where you bank with extra international wire transfer charges may apply. Please consult with your bank to determine this amount. World Urban Parks will not charge any extra fees outside of your membership fee when processing.

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