What Parks and Recreation Can Do About Equity

Kevin O'Hara | August 22, 2016
Portland's city and parks department has recognized that addressing racial disparities is the single largest equity challenge facing their increasingly diverse city. Read more

Support Each Other Through Trial

Barbara Tulipane, CAE | August 19, 2016
Park and recreation departments are often at the heart of natural disasters. Recreation centers serve as shelters, parks serve as gathering places, and park and recreation employees and volunteers serve as aid workers, support staff and community leaders. Read more

Pokémon Go a Hit in College Station, TX

Gerry Logan, CPRE | August 10, 2016
Pokémon Go has been sweeping the nation as those who grew up playing the original version are congregating by the thousands to “Catch ‘Em All.” How has your agency has taken advantage of Pokémon Go? Read more

From Inspiration to Action

Kevin Roth | August 5, 2016
Whether catching a ballgame at a local stadium or viewing sports coverage on television, tens of millions of Americans will be watching athletic competition this August. Read more

How to Rally the Troops

Marla Collum | August 5, 2016
The Troops for Fitness program now offers a “how-to” guide that brings together a variety of feedback and approaches on topics such as how to recruit veterans and what classes have proven to be most popular and why. Read more

Outlook Unclear for Policy Priorities as Congress Adjourns Until September

David Tyahla | August 2, 2016
We’re in the heart of another hot and humid summer in Washington, DC. These conditions are sure to produce one thing — Congress leaving for its summer break. Read more

Harnessing the Pokémon Go Phenomenon

Linda Oakleaf | July 27, 2016
Pokémon Go. It’s been top of mind for park and recreation professionals since its launch recently. In case you’ve missed the finer details, here’s the gist. Read more

Zika Update #2: Protection for Outdoor Workers

Richard J. Dolesh | July 22, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted zika toolkits — information on how to prevent the Zika virus from being transmitted in outdoor settings. Read more

Turning to Data to Power Parks and Rec

Kevin Roth | July 19, 2016
Park and recreation professionals face difficult decisions on how to best serve their constituents tight fiscal restraints – all while delivering valuable services that meet the needs of all community members. Read more

A Fresh Look for NRPA

Matt Brubaker | July 18, 2016
Here's the blog announcement that you've been holding your breath for. The National Recreation and Park Association has official updated their logo! Read more

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