To influence policy and persuade members of Congress to act, advocates must present compelling information about the immense value of parks and recreation to local communities. The resources below show how our public policy priorities match our “Three Pillars.” Use them to learn about our issues and communicate effectively with elected officials.



Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Health and Wellness

Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR)


Social Equity

NRPA Official Comments and Written Testimony

Other Resources

News Stories

2.22.17Parks and Recreation Update

A how-to for effective fundraising

2.22.17Public Communication and Outreach

NYC official: Social media is a way to bond with residents

2.22.17Public Communication and Outreach

Ohio city holds public hearing on potential aquatics facility