Features

2018 January Feature Creating Social Media Policies for Your Parks and Rec Department 410

Creating Social Media Policies for Your Parks and Rec Department

With proper guidelines and staff training, you can take advantage of all the benefits that social media offers for connecting to citizens, with minimal risk of privacy, copyright and legal concerns.

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2018 January Feature Community Connections and Senior Health and Wellness Services 410

Community Connections and Older Adults Health & Wellness

Keeping older Americans as healthy and active as possible as they age and ensuring the community services they need are organized in a centralized and accessible way are two elements critical for them to successfully age in place.

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2018 January Feature Resiliency in the Face of Adversity 410

Resiliency in the Face of Adversity

This past year, many park and recreation agencies experienced some of the greatest challenges they’ve ever faced from natural disasters — hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, extreme heat waves, drought, hail, ice storms and more.

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Additional Articles

2018 January Social Equity Being Out in the Outdoors 410

Being 'OUT' in the Outdoors

LGBTQ visitors celebrate diversity, education and conservation in Yellowstone National Park.

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Park Pulse 410

Favorite Holiday Events Sponsored by Parks and Rec

In this month’s poll, we asked Americans about their favorite holiday events sponsored by parks and recreation.

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2018 January Research Park Metrics 410

Park Metrics: A Little Investment of Time for a Wealth of Information

It is that time of the year when the simple act of setting aside 15–30 minutes of your time can have a positive impact on our industry.

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Barbara Tulipane 410

Unsung Heroes of NRPA

Becoming accredited is one of the highest benchmarks of excellence that an agency can attain.

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2018 January Park Bench Window Dressing 410

Window Dressing

There’s nothing quite like taking a stroll in your community’s downtown area during the holiday season and feeling like a kid again as you bask in the glow of the lights and decorations.

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2018 January Operations Some Keys Older Adult Fitness Programming 410

Some Keys to Developing Effective, Fun Older Adult Programming

Regular physical activity contributes to the prevention and management of chronic diseases, as well as a host of other health issues older adults face.

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2018 January Operations Hosting Competitive Aquatic Events 410

Hosting Competitive Aquatic Events

The basic idea of the swim meet is still there; however, the world around the event has changed.

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Calendar 410

Money On Your Mind?

The Revenue Management and Development School takes place March 11–16 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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2018 January NRPA Update Member Spotlight Lucky DAscanio 410

Member Spotlight: Lucky D'Ascanio

Lucky D’Ascanio, Falmouth Parks and Community Programs director, in Falmouth, Maine, has worked with providing programming for older adults for more than 20 years.

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2018 January NRPA Update Member Benefit I Just Got an Email About 410

'I Just Got an Email About...'

NRPA resources include the accessibility practice of WT Group, formerly known as Recreation Accessibility Consultants.

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Hot Topics 410

NRPA Connect Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!

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2018 January NRPA Update Discover Yourself on the Cover of PR magazine 410

Discover Yourself on the Cover of Parks & Recreation

Round up your top photos and get ready to submit them for the 2018 Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest.

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2018 January NRPA Update How to Effectively Prepare for the CPRP 410

How to Effectively Prepare for the CPRP

Did you know that study groups are one of the most effective ways to prepare for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certification?

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2018 January NRPA Update Show Off Your Innovation 410

Show Off Your Innovation

Awards season for parks and recreation starts this month with applications opening for the National Gold Medal Award and the NRPA Awards, including Innovation Awards.

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2018 January NRPA Update Call for NRPA Board of Directors Nominations 410

Call for NRPA Board of Directors Nominations

NRPA is looking for both professional and advocate leaders who are passionate about parks, recreation and environmental conservation.

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2018 January NRPA Update The National Gold Medal Award 410

The National Gold Medal Program

There are approximately 8,000 park and recreation agencies representing thousands of communities across the United States, but most of them do not apply for the Gold Medal Award program.

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2018 January Member to Member Senior Center vs Community Center 410

Senior Center vs. Community Center

Administrators and city councils recognize that as their residents age, the need for recreation opportunities for older adults becomes more important, and the question becomes how to deliver these services efficiently and cost effectively.

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2018 January Member to Member Creating a Showplace and Destination Park for Marshalltown Iowa 410

Creating a Showplace and Destination Park for Marshalltown, Iowa

Mega-10 Park was recently selected by the Marshalltown Times-Republican newspaper as one of the town’s best places to visit.

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2018 January Law Review Rope Swing Landowner Liability and Immunity 410

Rope Swing Landowner Liability and Immunity

While rope swings pose an obvious and easily avoidable risk of harm, a public agency may still have a general legal duty to discover and remove hazardous debris from the premises within a reasonable time.

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2018 January Health and Wellness Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging 410

Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging!

To combat food insecurity among older Americans, local park and recreation agencies across the country have been offering a range of older adult nutrition programs.

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2018 January Future Leaders Arriving at My Dream Job 410

Arriving at My Dream Job

You also don’t need to try to conquer the world in a few years. Relax and enjoy the journey while gleaning all you can from each situation.

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2017 December Editors Letter 410

Showing Our Resolve

Time and time again, park and recreation agencies have shown their resolve by facing challenges head on, leading their communities through tough times and finding the silver lining in the wake of tragedy and adversity.

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2018 January Conservation Carkeek Park New Viewlands Trail 410

Carkeek Park's New Viewlands Trail

Carkeek Park is one of Seattle’s best-known destination parks, known for its amazing network of trails and stunning wide-open sandy beach.

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2018 January Community Center Boatworks Redevelopment Oshkosh Riverwalk 410

Boatworks Redevelopment Project Enhances Oshkosh Riverwalk System

As cities in Wisconsin and across the United States transition away from an industrial past, land use issues become increasingly difficult.

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2018 January Advocacy Congressional Outlook for 2018 410

Congressional Outlook for 2018

Happy New Year from NRPA’s Public Policy Team! We look forward to continuing our work together in playing both offense and defense on policy priorities that are critical for parks and recreation.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, January

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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