Issue Resource Center

To influence policy and persuade members of Congress to act, advocates must present compelling information about the immense value of parks and recreation to local communities. The resources below show how our public policy priorities match our “Three Pillars.” Use them to learn about our issues and communicate effectively with elected officials.


Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

#RenewLWCF: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expires September 30. Learn how you can engage Congress to maintain this vital funding source for parks and recreation.

Health and Wellness

Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR)


Social Equity

NRPA Official Comments and Written Testimony

Other Resources