Features

The Gathering Pension Storm: How You Should Prepare

Whether you're just starting your career or a seasoned professional, the cost of unfunded pension liabilities could impact when you can retire and the financial resources you'll have available during those years.

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Forget About Grants! Annual Fundraising for Park Foundations & Friends Groups

Rethinking how park foundations and friends groups approach annual fundraising strategizing.

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Additional Articles

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download the February 2017 Parks & Recreation crossword puzzle.

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Tom O’Rourke to Lead NRPA Directors School

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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Member Spotlight: John C. Staley

John C. Staley, former director of Grand Forks Park District, North Dakota

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And the Winner Is…

Applications are now open for Gold Medal, NRPA National Awards and Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame.

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Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics have been trending on NRPA Connect!

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Have You Thought About Certification as an Alternative Educational Experience?

Strengthen your knowledge and solidify your place among thousands of park and recreation professionals who are already enjoying the benefits of CPRP certification.

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Refreshing an Entrance

The Town of Plattsburgh Park and Recreation Department devises a quick, inexpensive way to add color and interest to its town hall entrance.

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How the City of Keller, Texas, Built a Dog Agility Course

A dedicated, dog-loving Eagle Scout named Jared Griffin tells us how.

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Unconscious Bias in Parks and Recreation

Some steps to mitigate unconscious bias at the individual, institutional and industrywide level.

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Go Healthy STL

Improving nutrition and fitness for low-income preschoolers in St. Louis.

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Preserving a Marsh for People and Wildlife: The Dotson Family Marsh

A community's dedication and perseverance helps lead to restoration of San Francisco Bay wetlands.

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Head Shots: Just Part of the Game

Why are acts that would result in tort liability for negligence on a city street or in a backyard, not negligent in the context of a game where such an act is foreseeable and within the rules?

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‘Good’ Times in Pennsylvania

Learn how Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation, through its 'Good for You, Good for All' campaign, is working to increase the usage of local park and recreation facilities statewide.

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Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Rather than allowing the federal government to decide what benefits and services all insurers must cover, many existing Republican ideas for replacing the ACA would cede this authority to states.

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Good Governance

Some best practices for unlocking effective organizational leadership.

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Park Pulse: Staying Active and Fit During Winter

How do Americans stay active and fit during the winter?

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Rising Pension Liabilities

The commitment tied to many defined benefit pension plans is putting extreme financial pressures on local government budgets.

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A Guiding Hand

Find out what all awaits you in the pages of this month's Parks & Recreation magazine.

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Controlling Your Future Savings

Becoming knowledgeable about your benefit options and taking control of your future savings is your greatest and most powerful retirement tool.

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