NRPA Update

Member Spotlight: Carol Potter

Carol Potter, who recently retired from the Department of Defense (DoD) after more than 33 years, was the assistant director of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) policy within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.

Read more

A One-Stop Shop for Arts & Crafts Supplies

Fun Express has eliminated the sometimes long and drawn out process of searching multiple websites and going store-to-store to find just the right items at just the right price for your program needs.

Read more

NRPA Connect Hot Topics

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

Read more

NRPA's Roland Richardson Among NAAEE's 30 Under 30

The NAAEE 30 Under 30 program recognizes individuals in the United States and internationally, 30 years of age or younger, who are game changers in their community.

Read more

Taos Land Trust to Carry Out Water Restoration Project Along the Rio Grande

The Taos Land Trust recently received a $575,000 grant from NRPA, in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, to support its water restoration project along a portion of the Rio Grande.

Read more

NRPA's Board of Directors: Looking for a Few Good Candidates

The NRPA Board of Directors is seeking individuals with experience in one or more of NRPA’s Three Pillars: Health and Wellness, Conservation and Social Equity.

Read more

TPL, NRPA and the ULI Launch a 10-Minute Walk Campaign

Through this historic parks-advocacy campaign, these organizations, in collaboration with the nation’s mayors, will work to ensure that everyone in the United States lives within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

Read more

2017 Agency Performance Survey Now Open

The 2017 Agency Performance Survey is now open to accept your NRPA Park Metrics data.

Read more

Parks for Inclusion Launches During Annual Conference

Parks for Inclusion launched last month during the annual conference in New Orleans with the goal of ensuring all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.

Read more

Member Spotlight: Diane Drake

Diane Drake, assistant director of evaluation and partnership development for the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge (BREC).

Read more

Background Screening Methodology

Is your methodology leading the way or a best practice in attracting risk?

Read more

NRPA Connect Hot Topics

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

Read more

What It Means to Serve on the NRPA Board of Directors

Seven new members were elected to the NRPA Board of Directors during the 2017 Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Read more

Certification: A Mark of Accomplishment

Professional development certificates represent a new and important direction for continued learning.

Read more

Tune in to Our New ‘Open Space Radio’ Podcast

Listen to the latest park and recreation news on Open Space Radio.

Read more

Hot Topics

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

Read more

New Emergency Network Provider — ePACT

Replace paper medical forms, waivers and consents for families attending rec programs with ePACT.

Read more

Member Spotlight: Maria Nardi

Maria Nardi, director of Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Read more

National ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant Recipients Selected

Twenty-five park and recreation agencies and cities nationwide have been selected to receive grants to support projects that increase access to play spaces.

Read more

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Read more

The Outdoor Alliance for Kids Holds Capitol Hill Briefing

The briefing provided an opportunity for OAK members to discuss programs across the federal government that support opportunities for children, youth and families to learn, play and serve in the outdoors.

Read more

Hot Topics

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

Read more

Five Reasons to Post Your Open Position on the NRPA Career Center

Hiring is a large obstacle to tackle, but starting off right can make the process much easier.

Read more

Congratulations to the 2017 National Award, Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

The NRPA Awards and Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 NRPA National Awards, Diversity Scholarship, Student Scholarship and Young Professional Fellowship.

Read more

Summer Camp on Capitol Hill: Play On to Protect Programming at Parks

On Thursday, June 29, congressional staffers were treated to a taste of a typical day in a park and recreation summer program as part of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Summer Camp on Capitol Hill.

Read more

Member Spotlight: Laura Bauernfeind

Laura Bauernfeind, City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department’s golf manager.

Read more

In Appreciation of David Lose

NRPA lost one of its much-loved members last month with the passing of David Lose of Nashville, Tennessee, who died unexpectedly at age 77 while on a trip to Ireland with his wife Betti.

Read more

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Read more

Player Use and Abuse of Facilities

NRPA-sponsored insurance programs for members is provided by K&K to help keep you safe and insured.

Read more

Hot Topics

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

Read more

Member Spotlight: Wendy Waddle

Wendy Waddle, special populations supervisor, Rock Hill (South Carolina) Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Read more

Congratulations to the 2017 Gold Medal Awards Finalists

Excitement is building as the 28 Gold Medal Finalists prepare for the Grand Award announcement during the September 26, 2017 Opening General Session at NRPA’s 2017 Annual Conference.

Read more

NRPA Innovation Lab Explores How Communities Are Connecting Youth to Nature

The Austin Innovation Lab addressed the challenges youth and adults face and attendees gained valuable knowledge and lessons learned from their peers.

Read more

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Read more

Introducing the Health and Wellness Advisory Panel’s Newest Members

NRPA's Health and Wellness Advisory Panel is excited to welcome two new members.

Read more

Play Spaces Grant Program

NRPA is excited to expand the Meet Me at the Park program and provide additional communities with increased access to play spaces in local parks.

Read more

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Read more

NRPA Family Health & Fitness Day

Join us to celebrate on Saturday, June 10.

Read more

Member Spotlight: Jay Tryon

Jay Tryon, director of parks and recreation, Town of Indian Trail (North Carolina).

Read more

Summer Hiring Has Never Been Easier for NRPA Members!

NRPA members can post their internships and seasonal positions on the NRPA Career Center for FREE.

Read more

Hot Topics

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

Read more

Attitudes of Influential Leadership

Influential leadership is about crafting a work culture that allows employees to thrive.

Read more

More Leadership-Themed Sessions at Conference

This year's NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans will feature more leadership- and management-themed sessions.

Read more

Embracing the Hack Attack

Metro Parks Tacoma holds a hackathon to identify new ways technology could improve engagement with parks and recreation.

Read more

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Read more

Parks & Recreation Crossword

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

Read more

Connecting Communities to Nature

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

Read more

Member Spotlight: Adriane Clutter

Adriane Clutter, youth development manager, Montgomery County (Maryland) Recreation

Read more

Get Ready to Celebrate National Water Safety Month in May

Help raise awareness to the need for ongoing public education on safer water practices.

Read more

Now Available: The Annual Summary of Key Findings from NRPA Park Metrics

This report provides data and insights to help park and recreation professionals identify the best decisions for their agency and community.

Read more