Pokémon Go a Hit in College Station, TX

Gerry Logan, CPRE | August 10, 2016
Pokémon Go has been sweeping the nation as those who grew up playing the original version are congregating by the thousands to “Catch ‘Em All.” How has your agency has taken advantage of Pokémon Go? Read more

Turning to Data to Power Parks and Rec

Kevin Roth | July 19, 2016
Park and recreation professionals face difficult decisions on how to best serve their constituents tight fiscal restraints – all while delivering valuable services that meet the needs of all community members. Read more

A Fresh Look for NRPA

Matt Brubaker | July 18, 2016
Here's the blog announcement that you've been holding your breath for. The National Recreation and Park Association has official updated their logo! Read more

How Much Do You Know About Your Agency’s Facilities?

Kevin Roth | February 4, 2016
NPRA's Facility Market Reports offer park and recreation professionals key data and insights about the market served by their agency’s park and recreation facilities. Read more

Improve Your Agency's Performance in Just 15 Minutes

Kevin Roth | January 25, 2016
NRPA's Field Report is a comprehensive collection of detailed park and recreation agency data, presenting information about local and regional park agencies and state park systems in the United States. Read more

5 Tips for Using the NRPA Career Center

Hayley MacDonell Herzing | November 20, 2015
Has your agency started to think about hiring and filling open positions? We've put together five tips to help you make the best use of the NRPA Career Center. Read more

Overtime Changes and What They Mean for Parks and Recreation

Oliver Spurgeon III | August 21, 2015
Learn about the recent update to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime regulations and what it means for parks and recreation.
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Three Best Practices for Parks

Barbara Heller | July 17, 2015

Today city residents are looking for a more social experience from parks, with formal programming like yoga, movie nights and lawn games.

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Staying a Top Workplace

Martin Dease | June 22, 2015
NRPA being awarded the title of Top Workplace means even more to us because it is based solely on employee surveys. Read more

Five Park and Recreation Trends from the 2015 Field Report

Lauren Hoffmann | May 12, 2015

PRORAGIS is a powerful tool to help you compare your agency to others. As part of our annual analysis of the data in PRORAGIS, we identified five trends that will impact the future of parks and recreation.

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Can You Walk to Your Park?

Allison Colman | May 5, 2015
Parks have the ability to bring together communities to experience a plethora of health and wellness activities!  How are your community members getting to your parks? Read more

Recreating Like It’s 1985

Roxanne Sutton | March 6, 2015
NRPA's Park and Recreation Month marked 30 years of honoring parks and recreation in July. Here are some ideas for Park and Rec Month programming. Read more

4 Questions (and Answers) about CAPRA Accreditation

Jay Tryon, CPRP | December 16, 2014
What exactly is CAPRA and what does it mean for you and your department? Here are four common questions and answers to help you learn more about this distinguished accomplishment. Read more

Why Crumb Rubber is in the News

Caroline Smith, CPSI | December 11, 2014
If you are a playground owner or operator you already know that your choice of playground surfacing is one of the most important decisions you will make. Read more

Are You Ready if Disaster Strikes?

Sarah Thompson, MA | December 22, 2014
On a given work day, 69 million children are in child care programs or school, separated from their families. If a disaster should strike your community are you prepared to protect those that may be in your care? Read more


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