Experiences from a Student

Brad Armstrong | March 27, 2012
Today’s special guest blog post comes from Brad Armstrong, a student at Utah State University and a member in the NRPA Young Professional Network. Brad’s post provides great tips and veteran insight into NRPA’s annual advocacy event, National Legislative Forum. Read more

The View from Inside Room B308

Phil Hayward | March 23, 2012
One of the best ways to see the legislative branch of the U.S. government in action is to take in a Hill hearing. This is particularly true with the federal appropriations process, which originates in the House of Representatives. Read more

This is where People Recreate – our Local Parks and Rec Matter

NRPA | March 22, 2012
Today, NRPA President and CEO Barbara Tulipane provided public comment to the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) State Assistance Program. Read more

Is Your Special Events Protocol Practical?

Liam O'Mahony | March 20, 2012
Browse 10 recommendations that may contribute to your park agency’s satisfaction from exhibiting at special events. Read more

Best Jobs of 2012 – Recreation & Fitness: What Does This Mean for You?

Anne Nevel | March 19, 2012
The U.S. News & World Report recently came out with the annual “Best Jobs” edition. Among those listed for 2012 is Recreation and Fitness worker. Read more

Show Me the Money

Robert C. Johnson | March 15, 2012
NRPA Board Chair, Robert C. Johnson, discusses economic models, one of the three main areas of focus for NRPA in 2012. Read more

ADA: It’s Not New!

Kellie May | March 14, 2012
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and enforcement began in 1992. Park and rec agencies should provide recreation opportunities for ALL people of all abilities. Read more

Unlocking the Secrets of PRORAGIS: How Can It Help You?

NRPA | March 9, 2012
PRORAGIS is NRPA's cutting-edge, online management tool designed specifically to aid public park and recreation agencies with benchmarking, best practices, and decision-making. If you haven’t had a chance to work with PRORAGIS, we highly recommend checking it out and getting started on your profile. Read more

Park and Recreation Professionals Speak for the Trees

Lisa Vega | March 7, 2012
If you have kids, you may have taken them to see the inspirational Dr. Seuss movie, The Lorax. Read more

Financing the Future of Urban Parks and Recreation – 8 questions to ponder

NRPA | March 6, 2012
NRPA and the Urban Institute released a report, “Financing the Future: The Critical Role of Parks in Urban and Metropolitan Infrastructure.” The report, written by urban planner, and former mayor of Ventura, California, William Fulton, analyzes discussion from a roundtable held in Washington, DC in 2011 with park directors, mayors, and urban planners. Read more

Walking and Bicycling Trails – The Crossroads of Federal Transportation Policy and Local Recreation Infrastructure

NRPA | March 1, 2012

Editor’s Note: NRPA asked Mr. Christopher B. Douwes, Trails and Enhancements Manager with the Federal Highway Administration to provide some factual background and insight on the Transportation Enhancements (TE) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) initiatives and the role they play in promoting active transportation.

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