Park and recreation departments are often at the heart of
natural disasters. Recreation centers serve as shelters, parks serve as
gathering places, and — most importantly — park
and recreation employees and volunteers serve as aid workers, support staff and
After witnessing great success over the past three years, NRPA took the opportunity to reflect on the Troops for Fitness program to create a “how-to” guide that brings together a variety of feedback and approaches on topics such as how to recruit veterans and what classes have proven to be most popular and why. Interested in engaging with veterans as instructors in your own community? Take a look at what we have learned from park and recreation agencies that have successfully rallied the troops!
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