This Exists: Wild Boar in Houston Parks

By NRPA | Posted on July 22, 2014

Director Joe Turner and his team also have the privilege of removing wild boar from their parks—how many urban park systems can say they do that?

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Your Park is Your Family

By Samantha Bartram | Posted on July 18, 2014

As park and rec professionals, we need to remind our constituents that our agencies offer the kind of services and assurances that can help turn back the clock to a time when the public trust was a bit stronger and children’s free time was spent outside with friends or the family dog, rather than constantly under their parents’ watchful eyes.

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9 Ways to Have a Better Summer Camp

By Ken Keffer and Stacy Tornio | Posted on July 15, 2014

Summer camp is the ultimate adventure for a kid. It’s a place to discover new things, push comfort zones and experience the outdoors. Browse 9 ways to keep kids busy and happy while gaining a whole new appreciation for nature.

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What You Need to Know About LWCF Right Now

By Barbara Tulipane, CAE | Posted on July 14, 2014

Gateway Park is a success story – a success story of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program – one of over 40,000 LWCF State Assistance program successes across America.

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10 Ways to Get OUTside this July

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on July 10, 2014

Using inspiration from our members and social media followers, here are 10 ways to get OUTside this July that may be a bit different from the usual.

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High-Five Moments Coming Soon to Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park

By Kevin Cook | Posted on July 8, 2014

The playground is a place where “high-five” moments are made and remembered. Well these moments are coming soon to the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Park as part of the Parks Build Community project.

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“I Knew I Wanted to Lead my own Department in the Future”

By Cindi Wight, CPRE, MR | Posted on July 8, 2014

“I knew I wanted to lead my own department in the future.” These were the exact words Cindi Wight, CPRE, MR wrote in a blog post in May 2013 about her intoxicating, incredible experience at Directors School.

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Assimilating New Presenters to Congress

By Jenna Tyler, CPRP | Posted on July 7, 2014

A first-time NRPA Annual Conference presenter shares a little bit about her session on the importance of assimilation for your agency employees.

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