Committed to Getting Kids Outdoors — 10 Million to be Exact

Lindsay Labas | August 30, 2013

For many, outdoor play was a part of childhood. At Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, they believe in providing outdoor experiences for children, making them natural partners for the 10 Million Kids Outdoors campaign. In this blog, Lindsay Labas, Marketing Manager from Carmel Clay shares how this agency is leveraging the 10 Million Kids Outdoors campaign in their community and offers tips on how your agency can take advantage of the program. 

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What is a Trail? What is an Accessible Trail?

John McGovern | August 26, 2013

Trails across the United States help connect people to nature, inspire healthy activities, and by their very nature, help protect natural places - making communities more livable and connected. It is critically important to be aware of what is currently in place around trails accessibility and what’s to come in the next few years.

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Four Steps Parks and Rec Can Take to Wipe Obesity from the Headlines

Zarnaaz Bashir | August 23, 2013

How can park and recreation agencies continue to contribute to the fight against obesity? We have identified four critical steps you can take now to demonstrate your leadership and contributions to health and wellness.

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We Took a Green Business Challenge, Can Your Agency?

Ted Mattingly, CFM | August 16, 2013

Conservation in all of its many forms is incredibly important for parks and recreation which is one of the reasons why it is part of the NRPA Three Pillars. Core to the mission of public parks and recreation is the preservation of natural resources and the promotion of good conservation and stewardship practices. At NRPA we believe in this so much so that here at headquarters in Ashburn, VA we decided to take the Loudoun County, VA Green Business Challenge. 

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A Doctor Knows Best: Parks Do Equal Wellness Speed Session Preview

Aaron Feldman | August 13, 2013

If you are heading to NRPA's Annual Conference, you have got to plan to attend one of the fast-paced speed sessions. If you’ve got 20-minutes then you have enough time to learn.

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The Bench With the View: A Business Lesson for Parks and Recreation

Jeff Price, MBA | August 9, 2013

What’s a park bench have to do with business models for parks and recreation? In this blog learn how pricing differentiation on memorial benches was a win/win business decision for a park and recreation agency.

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Keep Nature Part of the Back to School Schedule

Lauren Hoffmann | August 7, 2013

Just because the end of summer and the busy school season is here doesn’t mean you have to pull away from your programs that connect kids to nature.

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Heads Up: Be Aware About Concussions

Jay Tryon, CPRP | August 1, 2013

These days, you’ll find more and more research and information about concussions and the importance of providing and practicing good concussion management.

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