A joint use agreement is a formal agreement between two separate government entities—often a school district and a city or county—setting forth the terms and conditions for the shared use of public property. A school may use the park located adjacent to the school for physical education classes or a park may use a school's basketball courts for a city parks and recreation basketball league. Both examples represent a "joint-use situation" in which the facilities are shared.
In most cases these agreements are a "win-win" option for all involved, especially the community.
NPLAN has prepared legal tools to assist communities in forming joint use agreements.
Forms, fact sheets and checklists are available for download from their website.
Joint Use Agreement Four: Joint Use of District and City Recreation Facilities
50-State Chart of Laws Allowing Community Use of Schools