Defining Play Deserts – We are Getting Close

Zarnaaz Bashir | March 22, 2013

NRPA is actively working with the CDC and other leading experts on an effort to define ‘play deserts,’ essentially spaces that lack available opportunities for physical activity. It is important to define play deserts for parks and recreation in order to help you establish and demonstrate your role in improving communities through health and wellness and social equity. 


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In Their Words - Why Becoming CPRE Matters

NRPA | March 22, 2013
Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) shows a commitment to the park and recreation field, tests your knowledge, and helps you stand out among candidates in a crowded job market. Once you get certified, take the next step and become a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE). In this post, CPRE's tell you in their words why certification matters! Read more

Legislative Forum: Not What I Expected

Danielle Taylor | March 22, 2013

I attended Legislative Forum this week as a novice, a little wide-eyed at the thought of meeting members of Congress in person and asking for their support on legislation important to the future of parks and recreation.

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