Our Three Pillars

On any given day, someone is being positively affected through parks and recreation – whether they are taking a walk on a trail or fitness class at the community center, getting a nutritious meal or just reaping the benefits of clean air and water because of preserved open space.

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NRPA's public policy team works every day to represent the cause of public parks and recreation at the federal level by fighting for funding and legislation that improves access to open space and recreational opportunities for all people

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Grant and Fundraising Resources

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) periodically has competitive grants available for park and recreation agencies.

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Awards Applications Now Open!

Award applications are now being accepted for Gold Medal Awards and National Awards. There are 19 award opportunities currently available. Applications are due March 12.

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Parks Build Community

NRPA's Parks Build Community is a national initiative demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America.

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NRPA’s Partnership and Business Development department works with funders and like-minded organizations to make an impact through local parks across NRPA’s pillars: conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.

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Success Stories

NRPA’s Success Story Database is a collection of community-level stories from local park and recreation agencies across the country that have implemented successful strategies to improve the communities in which they live, work and play.

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Volunteer with NRPA

Whatever your area of interest or expertise, NRPA offers a variety of ways to make meaningful contributions through committees, task forces, and other volunteer opportunities.

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I'm a Park and Rec Kid!

Everyone has their own Park and Rec Kid story. What’s yours? Share with #ImAParkAndRecKid.

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Promotional Athletics Program Partnerships

NRPA partners with innovative organizations that advance and support positive change in communities through parks and recreation. When you partner with NRPA, you will work with a respected non-profit organization that has expansive reach into nearly every community across America.

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