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Bringing Inclusive Parks to Oklahoma: Mustang Hosts Senator James Lankford

By Jayni Rasmussen and Chelsea Hodgkins | Posted on January 11, 2018

In just two years, Lynly Grider, in collaboration with the Mustang Parks and Recreation Department, elected officials and community groups, designed, funded and built Brittany’s Play Adventure — Mustang’s first all-inclusive park.

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Keeping Healthy with Holiday-Themed Challenges

By Erin Hughes | Posted on January 10, 2018

Erin Hughes of the U.S. Marine Corps shares how MCCS Okinawa encouraged healthier behavior through a 12 Days of Christmas Food Log Challenge

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Why Everyone in San Francisco Lives Within a 10-Minute Walk to a Park — Episode 014

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on January 8, 2018

San Francisco is the first and only city in the nation where 100 percent of residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.

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Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2018

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on January 8, 2018

Part tongue-in cheek musing and part fearless prognostication, here are NRPA’s Top Trends for 2018.

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Welcome Kyle Simpson

By NRPA Public Policy | Posted on January 4, 2018

NRPA is proud to welcome Kyle Simpson, Senior Government Affairs Manager, to our public policy team.

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Mayor Hillary Schieve on Why Parks and Recreation is Vital to a Thriving Reno — Episode 013

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 27, 2017

Reno is aiming to be a leader in outdoor recreation in order to attract new business and improve overall quality of life.

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New National Poll Finds Widespread Opposition to NPS Fee Increases

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on December 22, 2017

Results of a new poll found that 68 percent of respondents were opposed to the raise in fees.

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Congress is Heading Home for the Holidays

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on December 21, 2017

After an eventful December, Congress is heading home for the holidays with plenty of work left to be done in D.C. after the New Year.

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How the Tax Reform Bill Affects Parks and Recreation

By Kevin O’Hara | Posted on December 20, 2017

For the first time since 1986 Congress has passed a significant tax reform bill (House Vote 224-201, Senate Vote 51-48) and is expected to be signed by President Trump. What does this all mean for park and recreation agencies?

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President’s Action to Revoke National Monument Status is a Bad Idea

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on December 14, 2017

There may be good reasons to alter the boundaries of certain national monuments, but the wholesale reductions announced for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante are not reasonable modifications.

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9 Minutes with 9-Year-Old Kedar on How to Save Pollinators — Episode 012

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 11, 2017

How a 9-year-old is saving pollinators with an app, a board game and endless enthusiasm.

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Americans’ View on the Role of Parks in Natural Disaster Prevention

By Melissa May | Posted on December 7, 2017

While we may never be 100 percent guarded against the forces of nature, there are many steps that our local and federal government can take to mitigate loss and increase our safety.

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Clarksville Bounces Back with Park Champion Event at CDBG-funded Valleybrook Park

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on December 6, 2017

Valleybrook Park received a huge revitalization, including new playgrounds, restrooms, a pavilion and more, thanks to a $477,000 federal CDBG Disaster Resilience grant.

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UPDATED: Tax Reform and Federal Budget

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on December 5, 2017

As everyone begins their Holiday preparations, Congress is hard at work in two principal areas with deadlines fast approaching.

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Community Members Transform Contaminated Land into Oasis

By Roseann Bongiovanni | Posted on November 30, 2017

Roseann Bongiovanni of Chelsea, Massachusetts' GreenRoots shares how they use community engagement to make improvements that benefit all.

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10 Commandments of Resumes

By Michael Biedenstein | Posted on November 28, 2017

As we head into winter and winter breaks, it’s a fantastic opportunity to take a look at your resume to make sure it’s ready for the New Year and potential spring and summer internships and job opportunities. But how do you stand out among your qualified peers?

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5 Healthy Out-of-School Time Myths Busted — Episode 011

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 27, 2017

In today’s episode, we chat with Ava DeBovis and Daniel Hatcher from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to bust some out-of-school time myths.

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How to Get Parents to Buy into Safety

By Michelle Chopin, ePACT Network | Posted on November 27, 2017

Park and recreation staff often have to deal with emergency situations in their programs throughout the year. Here are some tips on how to handle them more effectively.

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