What is an Accessible Trail? Part Two

John McGovern | September 26, 2013

Requirements for accessible trails are evolving and advancing and if you are in parks and recreation, it is time to get familiar with what’s to come in the next few years. In this second part of a two-part blog series, accessibility expert John McGovern, J.D., outlines what you need to know about coming requirements. 

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My Parks and Recreation Career Started When…

Terri Stowers | September 24, 2013

The path to a career can be a varied one – from knowing exactly what you want to be when you grow up and pursuing that dream to stumbling into a career after an experience later in life. Terri Stowers, park and recreation manager for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation in North Carolina, shares her story and why it influenced her to attend the NRPA’s Supervisors Management School.  Read on and see if you can relate to Terri’s story.      

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Everyone Communicates - Few Connect: A Speed Session Preview

David Carter | September 17, 2013

In this blog, David Carter of Carter Consulting Group previews his NRPA Annual Conference session on effective communication. Carter explains why communication can be so tough and how his Speed Session can help you improve your communication skills.  

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Ways to Celebrate Visit a Park Day on October 4 2013

Chris Lucas | September 12, 2013

Have you heard that National Visit a Park Day is in October? This is something that NRPA and the Young Professionals Network (YPN) have celebrated to help promote the wonders of our natural and treasured resources out there – local parks.  The Young Professionals have put together some great ideas on how to celebrate Visit a Park Day and want to encourage park and recreation agencies, community leaders, civic groups, schools and other organizations to come together and participate!

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The Career Center, a Hidden Gem at NRPA's Congress

Nathaniel Jaramillo | September 9, 2013
Did you know though, that amongst the thousands of exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of square feet of floor space lays a “Hidden Gem” of NRPA's Annual Conference? The Career Center. Young Professionals Network member Nathaniel Jaramillo, from Clark County Parks and Recreation, tells you all about the Career Center and why this spot is a “must visit” during your time at Congress. 
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Five Great Ideas to Make the Most of #NRPACongress

Roxanne Sutton | September 3, 2013

With so much to do at Congress – from hundreds of educational sessions, to an amazing expo hall, to valuable networking opportunities – you may not know how to best develop your plan for the three days so that you can maximize every moment. Roxanne Sutton, NRPA’s Marketing and Communications Specialist found 5 great tips to help you prepare.  

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