Can We Get 10 Million Kids Outdoors? Yes, We CAN!

January 31, 2013

We know the statistics. Kids are spending eight hours or more in front of screens each day. The number of children in the U.S. who are obese has doubled in the last decade. But, parks and recreation can change all that, together, by getting more kids spending more time outdoors. The 10 Million Kids Outdoors campaign is poised to help and we've got great reasons why you should participate too!

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Want trends? Check out the January Issue of Parks & Recreation

January 23, 2013

Cozy up with the latest issue of Parks & Recreation! You'll be in for a great read and you can review the annual PRORAGIS database report which offers some key trends for parks and recreation. In this post, Managing Editor, Elizabeth Beard highlights the top stories you don't want to miss this month. 

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A Game of Kick the Can May Lead to Cuts for Parks and Rec

January 16, 2013

Our government leaders have once again kicked the proverbial can down the road, failing to find the middle ground needed to address tough fiscal issues plaguing our country. The stage is set for a turbulent legislative beginning to 2013 and there is potential to have federally funded park and recreation programs on the chopping block. Read more about what is in store for 2013 and how you can play a role in advocating for issues important to us all.

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Be the Squeaky Wheel - Comments Sought on Implementation of New Transportation Law

January 10, 2013

Transportation will continue to be an important advocacy issue in 2013 for park and recreation agencies and professionals. The New Year brings implementation of a new federal law (MAP 21) as well as a “new Congress." NRPA's Senior Government Affairs Manager shares some insights on what's to come with all this “newness” and gives you an opportunity to voice your opinion to the DOT on MAP-21.  

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Goal to be the First and the Best Certification Helps

January 6, 2013

What do nine CPRPs, one CPRE, one CTRS, two CPSIs, and five CPOs have in common? They all work at the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation!

In this guest blog post, Seve Ghose, CPRE/MOL, Director of the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation shares how certification of staff has given a boost to their agency, benefits their staff and provides his views on the value of certification.  

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