The National Park Service (NPS) has opened the application
process for this year’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Outdoor
Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP). This $15 million nationally
competitive grant program specifically targets recreation spaces in urban
As a park and recreation professional, you already know that public parks are important contributors to the standard of living in our neighborhoods, with benefits spanning from environmental gains and improved health to being a central meeting place that brings residents across ages and social strata to connect to nature. But in a time of scarce resources and tight fiscal budgets, you have to fight for funding to continue your mission.
We have a lot of clichés in our professional lives. But they are all really different ways of saying that we are going to think about things in a fresh manner and seek to increase the performance of what we are doing. So aside from all the worn out phrases, how do we do this within the field of parks and recreation?
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.
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!
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.
It’s time for all of us to start educating Congress that the LWCF program is much more than a federal land acquisition program and its time for them to invest in state and local projects by allocating a larger percentage of the annual LWCF funding to the State Assistance Program.
The Every Step of the Way program is to benefit the next generation of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and athletes of all ages in communities across America.
After almost three years and nine extensions, the House and Senate have finally struck a deal that will likely result in Congress passing a bill by this Saturday – the day the bill is set to expire. Unfortunately, many of the carefully crafted bi-partisan reforms and compromises included in the Senate passed bill (S. 1318 or MAP-21) have been removed. Read what this deal means for parks and recreation.
Nearly 20 million children receive free or reduced-priced lunches at school each year. During the summer months fewer than 3 million children partake in free summer lunch. Learn how park and recreation agencies are serving to fill this gap this summer, helping improve lives and communities.
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