Global Pop-Up Park Event Highlights the Value of Urban Green Space

September 26, 2012

PARK(ing) Day, an annual event that brings attention to the need for urban green space, happened last Friday around the globe. We talked with three participants across the country to learn their motivations for joining in and find out how park and recreation professionals can use this event to serve their communities.

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The CPR Act Could Breathe Life into Parks and Rec

September 24, 2012

On Thursday, Sept. 20, U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D NC) along with Sens. John Kerry (D MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) introduced important legislation into the Senate called the Community Parks Revitalization (CPR) Act. This legislation, if enacted, will help revitalize urban areas through improved access to parks and recreation.  Read more about this critical piece of legislation.

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Why Participate in National Public Lands Day

September 18, 2012

In this guest blog post, Jessica Jones, program coordinator for National Public Lands Day, takes NRPA members through the many benefits of hosting volunteer events in conjunction with National Public Lands Day on Sept. 29. Read on and tell us your thoughts about attracting volunteers to your public lands!  

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Learn Something New in the September Issue of the Magazine

September 6, 2012

Happy September! It is a great time to learn something new.  Managing Editor, Elizabeth Beard outlines the five things you'll learn in the latest issue of Parks & Recreation.  Check it out and tell us what you've learned!

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