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Press Releases - Online Press Room

Browse the latest news from National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). For more information, contact Lauren Hoffmann, at [email protected] or 703.858.2151.

2013

3/4/13
PBS KIDS and the National Recreation and Park Association Partner to Encourage Families to Explore the Outdoors this Spring

2012

12/14/12
Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, powered by SNAG®, to be Introduced in U.S. Park and Recreation Programs

10/17/12
2012 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque Award Recipients Announced

10/16/12
NRPA and National Wildlife Federation Join Forces on Goal to Connect 10 Million More Kids to Nature

10/12/12
Take Me Fishing™ Initiative Expands to 22 Communities in Sixth Year

9/25/12
New Partnership and Grant Capitalizes on Parks as Community Hubs

9/24/12
Legislation Introduced in Senate will Breathe Life into Urban Parks and Recreation

9/5/12
NRPA and Darden Foundation Partner to Preserve Great American Trails

6/26/12
National Recreation and Park Association Wants You to Get Wild this July! 

6/13/12
Park and Recreation Agencies Fill Children’s Hunger Gap During Summer Months 

4/25/12
NRPA Granted $12,000 from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for Parks: Return & Restore

3/28/12
Sprite Spark Parks Project To Get Courts Back In The Game In 25 Cities

3/26/12
Park & Recreation Leaders Head to D.C. to Fight for Surface Transportation and LWCF

3/21/12
PBS KIDS and the National Recreation and Park Association Inspire Kids to Explore the Outdoors this Spring

2/21/12
New Report Examines Viability of Future Funding for Urban Parks and Recreation 

2/9/2012
NRPA Earns Grant from VA/USOC for Programs for Disabled Vets, Armed Forces  

2/2/2012
New Aquatics Discount Programs Now Available to Help Providers Stay Competitive

1/25/2012
New Grant Program Provides Funds to Encourage the Discovery of Archery

2011

12/08/2011
NRPA Announces 2012 Board of Directors Leadership

12/08/2011
Applications Now Available for 2012 Park and Recreation Gold Medals

12/08/2011
NRPA Announces Four New Member Discount Programs

12/08/2011
Parks and Recreation Accreditation Program Reaches 100 Milestone 

11/2/2011
2011 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque Award Recipients Announced

10/24/2011
World Renowned Skateboarding Legend, Tony Hawk to Keynote NRPA Congress and Exposition in Atlanta

10/19/2011
NRPA Joins National Go4Life® Campaign

9/26/2011
Atlanta Elementary School Artists Make their Mark on Local Park Revitalization

9/12/2011
Barbara Tulipane, NRPA CEO, Awarded Prestigious Rockefeller-Udall Award by National Association of State Park Directors

8/25/2011
NRPA Awards $175,000 to 20 Grantees for 2011 - 2012 Take Me Fishing(TM) Initiative

7/28/2011
NRPA Announces New Mastery-Level Certification for Park and Rec Professionals

7/12/2011
America's Parks Call on Congress to Form U.S. Conservation Construction Corps

7/7/2011
Real Jobs for Americans - NRPA/NASPD Letter to Congress  (Senate Version)

7/5/2011
NRPA Announces 2011 National Award Winners

6/14/2011
Atlanta Neighborhood Overwhelmed with Support for Local Park Revival

6/9/2011
July is National Park and Recreation Month - Rock Your Park!

6/2011
National Non-profit Breaks Ground on Butler Park Revitalization Project

5/10/2011
NRPA Selects Guide by Cell for New Member Discount Program  

5/9/2011
NRPA Awards $180,000 in Grants for Children's Golf Program

5/5/2011
Finalists Announced for 2011 Gold Medal Awards

4/27/2011
NRPA Awards $100,000 to Support Community Garden Programs

4/21/2011
NRPA Presents Quick Tips for National Playground Safety Week

4/12/2011
DC Success of Park Revitalization Inspires Duplication in Atlanta

3/21/2011
NRPA Honors Reps. Sires and Lummis in Ceremony at US Capitol

3/18/2011
Salazar and Sims Address Park and Rec. Advocates from Around US

3/11/2011
Plans Underway for Revitalization of Atlanta's Historic Selena Butler Park 

3/4/2011
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to Speak at 2011 Legislative Forum

2/25/2011
NRPA, The Hershey Company Renew Ntl. Track and Field Partnership  

2/17/2011
Deputy Secretary Ron Sims to Keynote 2011 Legislative Forum 

2/16/2011
Sires Reintroduces Urban Parks Bill to Strengthen Local Communities

2/8/2011
NRPA Partners w/ SNAG to Bring Children's G-Ball to Parks and Rec.

2/7/2011
NRPA Awards $400,000 in Grants to Parks/Rec. to Combat Chronic Diseases

2/3/2011
NRPA Receives $150,000 from J.R. Albert for Community Garden Program

2/2/2011
NRPA Launches Largest Online Networking Platform in the Industry

1/24/2011
Olympic Gold Medalists Cullen Jones and Erin Popovich to Keynote NAC

1/18/2011
NRPA Launches National Online Benchmarking Tool for Park and Rec. Agencies

1/6/2011
Unique Partnership to Strengthen Ice Arena Management/Recreation in US