Enhance Your Career Forever: Volunteer

Jay Tryon, CPRP | July 23, 2013

The NRPA Young Professional Network continues with their professional development series of blog and vlog (video blog) posts. Jay Tryon, CPRP, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, writes this blog post sharing how volunteering at NRPA’s Congress and Exposition had a positive impact on his career and how it can do the same for you too.  

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Influence Public Policy with PRORAGIS

Mark A. Young | July 23, 2013

One of NRPA’s PRORAGIS Ambassadors, shares how having the right information, especially powerful data, can give strength to our public park and recreation advocacy messages. 

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Michelle Obama Thanks Parks and Recreation at Let's Move! Event

Danielle Taylor | July 18, 2013

Danielle Taylor, Associate Editor for Parks & Recreation Magazine recently attended a Let’s Move event hosted by Michelle Obama. Read her takeaways from the event and how parks and recreation are and continue to be leaders of healthier communities and the fight against childhood obesity.

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Hey Parks and Rec, Let’s Get People Walking

Zarnaaz Bashir | July 15, 2013
On June 25th, the U.S. Surgeon General, representatives from CDC, America Walks, and other members of an expert panel met to formally support walking and walkability as a way for Americans to become more active. One of the sectors identified to make it easier for Americans to walk was Parks, Recreation, Fitness and Sports. Read more

NRPA Congress from the Eyes of a Newbie

Gerry Logan | July 12, 2013

First-time NRPA Annual Conference attendee Gerry Logan shared his account of the event with the Young Professional’s Network.

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Healthcare Law Delay: What Does it Mean for Parks and Recreation?

Stacey Pine, Kareem Murphy | July 11, 2013

The NRPA Public Policy Team has compiled the details you need to know to understand Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) delays and what it means for parks and recreation. 

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Think You Can't Make Significant Money on Black Friday? Think Again: A Speed Session Preview

Jenise Jensen | July 8, 2013

Jenise Jensen, Administrative Manager – Recreation, in the Town of Breckenridge, CO shares that Black Friday can bring your agency big bucks without breaking your budget! 

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