Here at NRPA, we pride ourselves in providing all 51,000 members of our association with the best resources in the field. That’s why we are excited to share that NRPA won six awards, including the coveted Publisher's Choice Award for best overall entry, in the Association TRENDS 2015 All-Media Contest — more than any other association on the list!
Awards season is here and it’s time to get busy on that Gold
Medal Award application! Not only is the application in an easy, online format,
it’s also a great way to uncover all of the great things your agency has
accomplished. So whether or not you become a finalist (and hopefully a grand
plaque winner!), you will walk away with more knowledge about your agency that
can be used to bolster the work you do within your community.
As we put our February issue to bed, those of us at Parks & Recreation Magazine found ourselves somewhat conflicted as we pondered our very colorful cover, meant to illustrate the excitement of adult sports trends. Our observant graphic designer Matt Brubaker pointed out, “even with all that color there is a lack of diversity. How ironic…” Indeed.
The January cover story about homelessness in parks, “Out of the Shadows,” is one I’ve wanted to write for a long time. At both the 2012 and 2013 NRPA Congresses, I attended education sessions on homelessness presented by Sara Lamnin, and in each, I hoped to gather some stories from other attendees of successful programs that park agencies have implemented to work with the homeless people living in their parks.
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