The Alliance for the Great Lakes worked with community members in Gary to create meaningful Green Infrastructure projects that matter to them.
Michael J. Kalvort, CPRE, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Virginia Beach, shares how staying on top of park and recreation trends allows him and his department to best serve their community.
This week we’re discussing what’s been on top of all of our minds over the past week or so — hurricane Harvey and the devastating destruction it’s wrought on Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf Shore.
The appeals to help support victims of hurricane Harvey in Texas and beyond can be heard everywhere. The need is great now and it won’t go away once the rains and floodwaters subside.
NRPA Chair-Elect Leon Andrews writes about the importance of local leadership in standing up for equity.
NRPA staff members share their opinions about a recent Wall Street Journal article that explores how Americans are staying put even though moving might bring them more opportunity.
Green stormwater infrastructure offers a hopeful solution to both environmental and social challenges when implemented in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
Make a pledge to take your child out to hike in a park on May 21 for National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day.
Recently, action has been taken involving two of NRPA’s policy priorities – the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and continued federal funding for active transportation options.
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?
Leaders at Miami-Dade County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS), shared concepts of place-making through strategic policies, programs and partnerships at NRPA’s first Innovation Lab.
In 2014, Kevin O’Hara continued his duties as serving as a member of the Open Streets Network of Champions by taking a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico to experience ViaRecreActiva.
Arlington County is balancing its size with its green building initiatives and its status as one of the fastest-growing areas in Virginia.
Park and recreation agencies are the largest public provider, outside of schools, for USDA-funded feeding programs. These initiatives provide healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during out-of-school times.
NRPA’s Vice President of Urban and Government Affairs Kevin O’Hara continues his series of dispatches from urban park and recreation agencies. Here, he details a visit to Austin, one of Texas’ best-loved cities.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation provided NRPA and friends, a tour of the Recreation Center and highlighted the lunch that was being served through the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
Director Joe Turner and his team also have the privilege of removing wild boar from their parks—how many urban park systems can say they do that?
On May 13th, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited St. Louis, Missouri and lauded the important work of practicing conservation, promoting recreation and building parks!