Zika Update #3: Preventing the Spread of Zika through Mosquito Control

Richard J. Dolesh | September 19, 2016
The Zika virus has begun to spread in the U.S. through transmission by mosquito bites. Browse recommendations for what you can do if Zika is suspected or confirmed in your local area. Read more

Physical (In)Activity and the School Day

Melissa May | September 12, 2016
As schools become increasingly focused on test performance, the amount of time devoted to in-school physical activities has declined or even been cut altogether. Read more

Back in Session: Where does Congress Stand on Park and Recreation Issues

Dave Tyahla | September 9, 2016
Congress returned from August recess this week and got to work on several important bills--an effort to fund a response to the Zika crisis, an energy reform package which includes permanent LWCF reauthorization, and legislation to keep the federal government funded, and operating, beyond September 30. Read more

Creating Safe Routes to Parks Through National and Local Partnerships

Rachel Banner | August 31, 2016
Over the past several years, NRPA has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkability. Through this work we have created the Safe Routes to Parks initiative to ensure safe and equitable access to parks. Read more

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

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