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The Parklands of Floyds Fork: Louisville's 21st Century Legacy Park

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a 20-mile, 4,000-acre addition to the Louisville Park System inspired by the belief that great parks can shape a city, grow along with a city and serve as the seedling from which a city’s best and most livable neighborhoods grow.

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Parks and Rec and BMX

Through community outreach programs, STEM, the Partnership for a Healthier America and Olympic Day, USA BMX works daily to reach youth and promote activity.

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How to Keep Citizens Informed About the Threat of Zika in Your Community

Increase communitywide understanding of the Zika virus, its sources, risks, symptoms and treatments with a comprehensive, year-round communication plan.

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The Preservation of a Naturalist

The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History is giving Robert Kennicott a revival of sorts.

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Email Marketing

Still the killer app to beat for park and recreation agencies.

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Environmental Career Forecasting

A conversation with Environmental Workforce Consultant Kevin Doyle

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The Transformation of the Puente Hills Landfill

In Los Angeles County, a former landfill is slated to become the county's first regional park in 30 years

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Good Governance

Some best practices for unlocking effective organizational leadership.

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Senior Games: Everybody Can Play

Senior Games is a great way to engage older adults physically, mentally and socially, while giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Video Marketing: Now with a Bigger Bang for Park and Rec Agencies

A cornucopia of tools are available to help put together all types of marketing videos

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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Nathan Benderson Park: A Classic Reclamation Project

An undeveloped borrow pit is transformed into a beautiful park and one of the world's foremost rowing and event venues.

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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VirtuREAL Connections

Pokémon Go allows players to interact with the real world while also engaging with computerized animations.

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Pokémon Go and What It Means for Parks

The latest form in the evolutionary chain of "augmented reality games."

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Hot Topics

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

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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Where Work Meets Play

A research-based approach to the design and evaluation of Smale Riverfront Park.

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Every Kid in a Park

Free access to federal lands and waters for fourth graders and their guests.

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Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation RevUp

Targeting the socioeconomic, psychological and emotional aspects of health

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Hot Topics

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

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Our Dogs, Our Bodies, Ourselves

Veterinarians confirm the obesity epidemic in the United States extends to our pets.

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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Forest Therapy Can Promote Healing and Bring New Park Visitors

This practice, which originated in Japan, is proving to be a great stress management activity.

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Hot Topics

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

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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Taking Parks and Recreation to the Community

The Oakland County Parks Mobile Recreation Program logs many miles each summer bringing recreation to its community.

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Hot Topics

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

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.

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Hot Topics

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

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Adventure Races: Fun, Healthy Community Programming

A customizable, self-sustaining event for all ages and fitness levels.

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From the Director’s Chair

Gain insight from high-level park and recreation professionals on how they tackle various weighty issues.  

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Parks, Recreation and Water in Flint, Michigan

What impact has the water crisis in Flint had on the city's parks and recreation department?

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NRPA Takes Top Honors

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) recently honored NRPA’s Marketing, Communications and Magazine department with five coveted Association TRENDS awards.

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A Park for All Abilities

Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department in Texas drew on the skill sets and backgrounds of a variety of professionals — from medical, educational and design and manufacturing fields — to create its Play for All Abilities Park.

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NRPA Connect Hot Topics

Find out what hot topics are trending on NRPA Connect!

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what's happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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Notable News

Stay up to date on what’s happening in parks and recreation with the latest news from around the field.

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NRPA Connect Hot Topics

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

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