Make Someday Happen

Pete Magnuson | December 30, 2013

Someday I’ll take that vacation. Someday I’ll read that book. Someday I’ll start that business. Raise your hand if you have ever started a sentence with “Someday, I’ll.” I know my hand is up. 

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Holiday Greetings

Roxanne Sutton | December 23, 2013

The sending and receiving of holiday cards is a tradition many families share this time of year. Read this blog post about family traditions, NRPA’s holiday card and best wishes for the holiday season.

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Connecting Seniors to Parks and Rec

Danielle Taylor | December 17, 2013

December’s cover story by John Crompton focused on the evolving lifestyle and financial factors motivating today’s seniors toward recreation.

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Walk This Way

Zarnaaz Bashir | December 12, 2013

Recently the Every Body Walk! Collaborative held the first ever walking summit. NRPA was there representing parks and recreation and the great news is that community parks and recreation continues to be recognized and viewed as a key component for improving health and getting people active through walking. This post gives some insight into the summit and resources you can use to help create more walkable communities.

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Parallel Parking Not Required: Parks in Parking Spaces

Kellie May, Sage Learn | December 3, 2013

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. The trend of diminishing green space is pretty well summarized in the song “Big Yellow Taxi,” by Joni Mitchell and later the Counting Crows. Luckily for us though, there is a newer trend of taking back some of those parking spaces and converting them into open space and parks—parklets. Read on to find out more about how parklets might bring unique open space to your community or city. 

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