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Greening Gary, IN from the Ground Up through Community Engagement

By Angela Larsen | Posted on September 15, 2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes worked with community members in Gary to create meaningful Green Infrastructure projects that matter to them.

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Why Staying on Top of Park and Rec Trends is Important (and How to Do It)

By Michael Kalvort, CPRE | Posted on September 7, 2017

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.

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Harvey and How We Can Help — Episode 005

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 1, 2017

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.

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5 Ways You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By Barbara Tulipane | Posted on August 31, 2017

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.

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Making Sense of Charlottesville Through Local Leadership

By Leon T. Andrews, Jr. | Posted on August 17, 2017

NRPA Chair-Elect Leon Andrews writes about the importance of local leadership in standing up for equity.

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Americans Are Staying Put and It’s Affecting All of Us — Episode 003

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 15, 2017

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.

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Healthy Greenspaces, Clean Water, Community Pride

By Jennifer Cox | Posted on May 31, 2017

Green stormwater infrastructure offers a hopeful solution to both environmental and social challenges when implemented in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

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5 Reasons to Hike with Your Kids

By Jessica Culverhouse | Posted on March 30, 2016

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.

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Update on LWCF and Active Transportation

By Dave Tyahla | Posted on November 6, 2015

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.

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Can You Walk to Your Park?

By Allison Colman | Posted on April 30, 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?

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Innovating for Health

By Samantha Bartram | Posted on March 20, 2015

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.

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Playing in the Streets

By NRPA | Posted on March 2, 2015

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.

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Arlington, Virginia: Growing Fast, Lean, and Green

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on January 13, 2015

Arlington County is balancing its size with its green building initiatives and its status as one of the fastest-growing areas in Virginia.

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Demonstrating the Power of Parks to Combat Hunger

By Sage Learn | Posted on November 7, 2014

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.

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Austin: Everything for a Reason… and BBQ!

By Kevin O'Hara | Posted on August 26, 2014

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.

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What Happens When a Congressman Visits a Summer Food Service Program

By Sage Learn | Posted on August 15, 2014

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.

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This Exists: Wild Boar in Houston Parks

By NRPA | Posted on July 22, 2014

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?

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Vice President Biden and Honorable Guests Tour CityArchRiver Project

By Emma Klues | Posted on May 27, 2014

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!

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