NRPA Connect Hot Topics

November 1, 2014, Department, by Hayley MacDonell

There are great conversations happening on NRPA Connect! Below are a few of the topics being discussed on the only professional networking platform dedicated to the park and recreation profession:

Not Allowing Headers in Soccer: Does playing soccer lead to more concussions than football? Do female soccer players suffer more injuries from heading the ball than male soccer players? Participants discuss whether headers should continue to be allowed in children’s soccer leagues. 

Organizing Parades: Do you charge businesses to participate? How long should your parade last? How do you handle crowd control? Read how your colleagues handle their events and offer suggestions on how to make your parade run smoothly. 

Use of Drones: How is the park system handling the increase in the use of drones? Check out this discussion to see what policies may soon be put in place to regulate launching, landing or operating unmanned aircrafts in public areas. 

Park Visitation Counts: How do agencies calculate park visitations? What is the most accurate multiplier for patrons per car? See what your colleagues suggest, including the latest technology counters, trail cameras and intercept surveys.

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Hayley MacDonell is NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager.