NRPA is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the
advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation opportunities. Founded
in 1965 through the merger of five national organizations dedicated to the same
cause. NRPA represents both agencies and individuals with a membership that
exceeds 30,000. NRPA's partners with organizations that support NRPA's three
areas of focus: 1)health and wellness, 2)conservation and 3)social equity.
NRPA's grant partners include but are not limited to the federal government,
nonprofits, and commercial enterprises.
NRPA is funded through
membership dues, grants, conference, and charitable contributions. These funds
are used to conduct research, education and policy initiatives on behalf of the
movement. NRPA introduced legislation to fund urban parks and is a strong
supporter of state side Land and Water Conservation Fund. (LWCF).
a non-profit organization as specified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. We are headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia.
To learn more
about NRPA, review our site, locate
staff or call 1.800.626.NRPA (6772).