NRPA Connect Hot Topics

May 1, 2015, Department, by Hayley MacDonell

NRPA Connect is the premier networking platform for park and recreation professionals. Here’s a preview of what your colleagues are discussing this month:

1) Lifeguard Pay: With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start hiring for those seasonal summer job openings. What’s the appropriate hourly wage for a lifeguard? Your colleagues from all around the country share their current pay rates for lifeguards at their facilities. 

2) Sustainability Plans: Is your agency thinking about creating or updating a sustainability plan? Professionals share their plans, policies and ideas. Visit this thread to get inspired! 

3) Free Employee Fitness Plans: Do you offer free or discounted memberships to your fitness facilities to employees? Should you extend this benefit to your part-time or seasonal employees? Read this discussion to learn the best practices on offering a similar benefit.  

4) Trail Etiquette Campaign: Whether it’s littering, picking up dog waste or trail sharing between pedestrians and bicycles, there can be a variety of issues regarding trail etiquette. Participants discuss techniques and promotions to change negative trail-user behavior. 

Connect has more than 40,000 community members who have written upwards of 8,000 discussion posts and shared more than 2,500 library resources! Click here to join your colleagues today! 

Hayley MacDonell is NRPA’s Membership Programs Manager.