Zika Update #3: Preventing the Spread of Zika through Mosquito Control

Richard J. Dolesh | September 19, 2016
The Zika virus has begun to spread in the U.S. through transmission by mosquito bites. Browse recommendations for what you can do if Zika is suspected or confirmed in your local area. Read more

Physical (In)Activity and the School Day

Melissa May | September 12, 2016
As schools become increasingly focused on test performance, the amount of time devoted to in-school physical activities has declined or even been cut altogether. Read more

Support Each Other Through Trial

Barbara Tulipane, CAE | August 19, 2016
Park and recreation departments are often at the heart of natural disasters. Recreation centers serve as shelters, parks serve as gathering places, and park and recreation employees and volunteers serve as aid workers, support staff and community leaders. Read more

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

From Inspiration to Action

Kevin Roth | August 5, 2016
Whether catching a ballgame at a local stadium or viewing sports coverage on television, tens of millions of Americans will be watching athletic competition this August. Read more

Harnessing the Pokémon Go Phenomenon

Linda Oakleaf | July 27, 2016
Pokémon Go. It’s been top of mind for park and recreation professionals since its launch recently. In case you’ve missed the finer details, here’s the gist. Read more

Zika Update #2: Protection for Outdoor Workers

Richard J. Dolesh | July 22, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently posted zika toolkits — information on how to prevent the Zika virus from being transmitted in outdoor settings. 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

What Americans Are Doing in Your Community This Summer

Kevin Roth | July 6, 2016
Americans look to their local park and recreation agency to be the leading source of fun and exciting summertime events. Read more

Tell Congress to #MoveOnZika So Parks and Rec Can Do Their Part

Oliver Spurgeon | July 5, 2016
Park and recreation agencies will be critical in the effort to contain and prevent mosquito populations in many communities. We need you to tell Congress to #MoveOnZika. Read more

How to Celebrate Park and Recreation Month at Your Agency

Cathy Guerra | June 9, 2016
Park and Recreation Month helps park and rec agencies to share a unified message: the role of parks and recreation in health and wellness, conservation and social equity. Read more

How Americans Will Spend Their Time Outside This Summer

Kevin Roth | June 6, 2016
NRPA asked 1,000 American adults about their favorite summertime outdoor activities. Virtually every answer they gave us are activities that happen at local public parks. Read more

Update on the Final Federal Regulations for Overtime Pay and Exempt Employee Status

Dave Tyahla | May 24, 2016
The Obama administration recently released its highly anticipated final regulations and guidelines for the updated Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA). Read more

Congress Gets the Ball Rolling on Zika Funding

Oliver Spurgeon | May 20, 2016

NRPA continues to work with members of Congress on both sides of the isle to advocate for the highest level of funding possible for the Zika response. 

 

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Key Findings from Survey on Zika and Summer Outdoor Plans

Kevin Roth | May 20, 2016

The Zika virus has been in the headlines over the past few months and it appears that one in four Americans are or will be changing their outdoor plans this summer as a result.

 

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