Experiences from a Student

By Brad Armstrong | Posted on March 27, 2012

Brad Armstrong, a student at Utah State University and a member in the NRPA Young Professional Network.

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The View from Inside Room B308

By Phil Hayward | Posted on March 23, 2012

One of the best ways to see the legislative branch of the U.S. government in action is to take in a Hill hearing. This is particularly true with the federal appropriations process, which originates in the House of Representatives.

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This is where People Recreate – our Local Parks and Rec Matter

By NRPA | Posted on March 22, 2012

NRPA President and CEO Barbara Tulipane provided public comment to the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) State Assistance Program.

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Is Your Special Events Protocol Practical?

By Liam O'Mahony | Posted on March 19, 2012

Browse 10 recommendations that may contribute to your park agency’s satisfaction from exhibiting at special events.

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Best Jobs of 2012 – Recreation & Fitness: What Does This Mean for You?

By Anne Nevel | Posted on March 19, 2012

Certification may help set you apart and above other recreation and fitness worker applicants and will validate you as a certified professional; someone any employer would want on staff.

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Show Me the Money

By Robert C. Johnson | Posted on March 15, 2012

We need to move away from general funds money. We want to accumulate these different models and share them with others who are looking for answers to their own challenges.

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ADA: It’s Not New!

By Kellie May | Posted on March 14, 2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and enforcement began in 1992. Park and rec agencies should provide recreation opportunities for ALL people of all abilities.

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Unlocking the Secrets of PRORAGIS: How Can It Help You?

By NRPA | Posted on March 9, 2012

The first is our series of unlocking the secrets to PRORAGIS is on per capita cost of services and programs.

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Park and Recreation Professionals Speak for the Trees

By Lisa Vega | Posted on March 7, 2012

If you have kids, you may have taken them to see the inspirational Dr. Seuss movie, The Lorax.

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Financing the Future of Urban Parks and Recreation – 8 questions to ponder

By NRPA | Posted on March 5, 2012

NRPA and the Urban Institute released a report, Financing the Future: The Critical Role of Parks in Urban and Metropolitan Infrastructure.

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