Novel trends in design combined with innovative approaches to playground use and access to a variety of funding sources are making playgrounds a place to gather, play and stay.
NRPA, in partnership with The Lakeshore Foundation, awarded four local park and recreation agencies $1,000 each in microgrant funding to implement an innovative, inclusive project.
Crowdfunding is proving a useful new tool for park and recreation agencies across the country.
This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.
Melanoma is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in young adults. To advance the fight against skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology awards tens of thousands of dollars to equip schools, parks, and childcare facilities with high-quality shade structures for their outdoor play areas.