Tools and Resources

Knowledge Center

Knowledge is a critical organizational resource that provides your agency with a competitive advantage. Resource sharing allows agencies to capitalize on the innovations, successful models, and best practices currently being utilized in the field. NRPA members have the opportunity to explore the NRPA Knowledge Center and discover relevant information and shared resources from agencies around the country. The Knowledge Center holds documents such as:

  • strategic plans,
  • Research papers,
  • accreditation standard documentation,
  • program guides,
  • codes and ordinances,
  • and much more!

Visit the Knowledge Center now!

Issue Resource Center

This is NRPA’s one stop shop that provides you with the advocacy tools you need to be an effective advocate for parks and recreation.

Network and Build Knowledge Virtually

NRPA Connect LogoNRPA Connect is an online community for you to discuss ideas on timely topics, ask questions, builds industry knowledge and learn from each other through shared experiences and successes.


PRORAGIS ThumbnailNRPA’s PRORAGIS is an online database and management tool designed to make your job easier. Utilizing this data will lend added credibility to your plans from comparative information gathered from park and recreation agencies nationwide. Finish your Full profile and receive a custom Agency Performance Report.

Park & Recreation Month

Park and Rec MonthSince 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This year we are focusing on setting trends instead of following them, making 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, and get involved in their community through parks and recreation. This July, show us how OUT is IN through your community parks and recreation.

Parks & Recreation Magazine

Park and Recreation MagazineFor nearly 50 years, PARKS & RECREATION Magazine has helped park professionals serve the public. Through its pursuit of key issues, trends, and personalities, the magazine advances American parks, recreation, and conservation efforts.

PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors

PBS KIDS Explore the OutdoorsNRPA is working with PBS KIDS and PBS stations across the country to promote PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors in April 2014. The program encourages children (ages 2 to 6 years old) and families to get outdoors and spend more time at their local park. Learn more about PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors.