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ESPN and National Recreation and Park Association Create Access to Sports Program

2014 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque Award Recipients Announced

MindMixer and NRPA Join Together to Enhance Community Engagement Around Local Parks and Recreation

American Water Charitable Foundation Awards $384,000 to Support Local Nature-Based Play Spaces  

NFL, USA FOOTBALL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and National Recreation and Park Association to Bring NFL FLAG Program to 500,000 Students in Schools and Recreation Centers Nationwide

NRPA Calls for All People to Set New Trends and Get Outdoors Daily Starting this July

Finalists Announced for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

National Recreation and Park Association and Darden Foundation Sow Seeds of Sustainability

American Water Charitable Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to National Recreation and Park Association for Building Better Communities Grant Program

Parks and Recreation Commit to Health through Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards


2013 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque Award Recipients Announced

Local Parks and Recreation Identified as Critical Ally for Arthritis Intervention Programs

Honoring Military Veterans Continues After the Fireworks with Unique Hiring Opportunity

Americans to Show and Share the Love for Local Parks and Recreation this July

Community Parks Revitalization Act Reintroduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Finalists Announced for the 2013 National Gold Medal Awards

Slipstream, LLC: Announces Strategic Partnership with National Recreation and Park Association

PBS KIDS and the National Recreation and Park Association Partner to Encourage Families to Explore the Outdoors this Spring


Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, powered by SNAG®, to be Introduced in U.S. Park and Recreation Programs

2012 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque Award Recipients Announced

NRPA and National Wildlife Federation Join Forces on Goal to Connect 10 Million More Kids to Nature

Take Me Fishing™ Initiative Expands to 22 Communities in Sixth Year

Media Coverage


Why parks matter: The current condition of parks and how the millage will help

The Rapidian, Oct. 10, 2013

About positive impact of parks and how Grand Rapids is trying to garner more funding for their parks; quotes NRPA study


New Accessible Playground Rules May Not Go Far Enough

NPR, Aug. 28, 2013

About playground accessibility; NRPA contributed to the report


For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play

NPR, Aug. 27, 2013

About playground accessibility; NRPA contributed to the report


Parks and Recreation Departments Turn to Mobile Platforms

Athletic Business, August 2013

About mobile marketing for park and recreation departments; mentions NRPA’s partnership with Strive


Ploeger: Time to celebrate parks and recreation

Broomfield Enterprise, June 30, 2013

About Park and Recreation Month 


State parks fall victim to tight budgets in Kansas, Missouri and across the nation

The Kansas City Star, June 30, 2013

About problems with state parks funding; quotes NRPA’s Rich Dolesh


Swim Safety First 

Huffington Post Live, May 23,2013

About Water Safety Month; Interview with NRPA's Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro 


Maricopa Trail will eventually loop county

The Arizona Republic, May 12, 2013

On trails connecting communities; quotes NRPA's Rich Dolesh 


Volunteers help parks fight invasive species

The Associated Press, May 8, 2013

About importance of park volunteers and removing invasive species; quotes NRPA’s Rich Dolesh


Greening Away the Girth

Huffington Post, Jan. 29, 2013

Discusses role of parks in obesity prevention; mention's NRPA's involvement in health coalition


Fitness Boot Camps May Get The Boot In Santa Monica, Calif.

NPR, Jan. 15, 2013

Discusses issues with private business in public parks; quotes NRPA’s Lauren Hoffmann


Jack Nicklaus's plan to snag the kids
The Wall Street Journal, Dec.8 2012
Discusses NRPAs partnership with SNAG and the Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues

How kids can reconnect with nature
The Globe and Mail, Nov. 23, 2012
Discusses natural playscapes; quotes NRPA's Richard Dolesh

Parks' place: Online
Arizona Republic, Oct. 30, 2012
About parks using social media to connect with their communities; quotes NRPA's Lauren Hoffmann

National Wildlife Federation and NRPA Partner to Get 10 Million Kids Outdoors, Oct. 17, 2012
About the 10 Million Kids Outdoors initiative.