One of the fiercest citizen uprisings in Turkey’s recent history ignited and it was all for the love of one little park. Protestors gathered to protect Taksim Gezi Park in Instanbul from redevelopment into a shopping mall. NRPA’s own Gina Cohen shares commentary and information about Taksim Gezi Park, the significance of the protests and why these events stand as a reminder to us all of the significance parks and open public spaces have for people no matter where they are from.
NRPA President and CEO, Barbara Tulipane, met with the Secretary for the Department of Interior (DOI), Sally Jewell, to discuss the federal agency’s role in championing community parks.
Community gardens can be powerful things. Recently, we visited Rosemont Park District in Illinois and saw first hand how the Grow Your Park grant from NRPA and the Darden Foundation is changing not only the landscape of this small town, but is also bringing generations and the community closer.
How does one prepare to teach park and recreation professionals generally already considered at the top of their game? It might be something you’ve wondered yourself or thought about as you considered professional development opportunities.
Jan Geden, former Director of the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation and Directors School Faculty writes about her experiences getting ready to teach the “Top Guns” of the field of parks and recreation.
We thought it would be fun to showcase how Park and Recreation Month can really be a great opportunity for your agency to engage with the community.
This guest blog post written by Rod Tarullo, CPRE, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Golf in the City of Golden, Colorado demonstrates how someone well into their career can take on new challenges such as a new certification opportunity.
New this year at the NRPA Congress and Exposition are Speed Sessions. These are 40 of the most exciting, fun and innovative sessions delivered in just 20-minutes. In this post written by Shannon Keleher, Recreation Manager for the City of Gainesville, Florida she shares what is behind her session, “How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.”
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