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Urban Music Festivals, Considered

Examining the outdoor music festival and its role as the bellwether of public security in parks.

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The 10-Minute Walk Campaign

A Conversation with TPL President and CEO Will Rogers.

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Open Streets ICT Brings Wichitans Together!

Open Streets, a movement that is prevalent in cities across the United States, is a free community-building event that calls for closing a street to traffic and opening it for biking, walking, running, dancing, arts, culture-related activities and more!

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Parks Build Community: Helping to Revitalize Lafitte Greenway

This year’s NRPA Parks Build Community project is located along the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The 2017 DoD Warrior Games Invade Chicago

The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style sports competition for seriously wounded, ill or injured post-9/11 service members and veterans, took place this summer in Chicago, Illinois.

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Healthy Military Families

Recognition of the challenges that families experience during the deployment of their loved ones who are in the military led to collaborative research on how participating in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities at Fort Riley, Kansas, can promote resilience in spouses of deployed military members.

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Inspiration in the Big Easy

Nearly 8,000 park and recreation professionals gathered in the Big Easy in September for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, and it was one for the record books!

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Social Equity Plays Key Role in New Braunfels' New Recreation Center

New Braunfels, established by a German prince and military officer in the 1840s, might not receive the same amount of attention as larger cities in Texas, but there’s a reason it’s among the top 10 fastest-growing communities in the United States.

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A Monumental Decision

There are approximately 1,500 Confederate monuments and statues on battlefields, town greens, in parks and in front of courthouses.

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Climate Change Is Changing the Face of Outdoor Recreation

While there is much debate about the causes of atmospheric warming, what matters to us is not so much the cause, but how it affects what we do and what it means for the future.

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The Economic Benefit of Downtown Parks

Whatever their constitution, today’s parks need to be versatile and able to be used for multiple purposes.

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Briefly Noted

Check out the latest news from around the field.

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Touchdown for Active Kids

NFL initiative brings exciting KidZone play space to Charlotte.

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Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors

Prince Georges's County, Maryland, students express their love of nature through Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors art contest.

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Helpful Hacks

Baltimore’s Hack the Parks initiative encourages crowdsourced solutions to park challenges.

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Water Warriors

Diving programs offered through military recreation venues provide service members a whole new world to explore.

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Dive In

Visitors to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium sink their teeth into shark-diving adventure.

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Seizing the Day

More than 1,400 volunteers helped improve Portland, Oregon’s parks during the inaugural Parke Diem event.

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High-Tech Rec

A Maryland community takes on public health challenges with a LEED Silver-certified recreation facility.

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Riverside Revitalized in New York

A New York City industrial yard-turned-park uses canopies to provide a comfortable recreation haven for the community.

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Healthy and Strong

Military recreation programs keep U.S. service members and their families in fighting shape.

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The State of State Parks

State economies are rebounding slowly, but state parks still suffer.

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High Dive

A high-ropes course in Germany gives soldiers an outlet for high-energy activity

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A New Era in Newark

Public/private park partnership pioneer Dan Biederman is leading the renovation of Military Park in Newark, New Jersey

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Wyandanch Rising

A small New York hamlet invests $10 million in a state-of-the-art sprayground for its residents as part of a larger community revitalization effort

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40 Percent LWCF State Assistance Legislation Introduced

A rookie Legislative Forum attendee’s efforts are critical to achieving long-sought NRPA goal

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More Than a Feeling

How and why emotional connections with wildlife contributes to effectively managing parks and open space.

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Green Infrastructure in Atlanta

A former abandoned lot in Georgia’s capital city gets new life as a critical component of the municipal flood-control plan.

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Sandy Ground

A group of New Jersey firefighters pays homage to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting by building one playground in memory of each victim.

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Combating Staff Burnout

Actively combating staff burnout by promoting wellness programs and civility can make a world of difference for overworked employees.

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Restoring Moore by Storm

Volunteers show an outpouring of support for Moore, Oklahoma's tornado-damaged park system.

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Having a Ball

Pickleball and other new sports attract active adults.

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The Next Title IX

Parks and recreation promotes gender equity in community athletics.

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