Parks & Recreation Magazine

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For nearly 50 years, Parks & Recreation magazine has helped park professionals serve the public. Through its pursuit of key issues, trends, and personalities, the magazine advances American parks, recreation, and conservation efforts.

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Open Space Blog & Podcast

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Open Space is the Official blog and podcast of the National Recreation and Park Association.

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NRPA Park Metrics

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NRPA Park Metrics are the most comprehensive source of data standards and insights for park and recreation agencies. Launched in 2009 and previously known as PRORAGIS, these agency performance resources assist park and recreation professionals in the effective management and planning of their operating resources and capital facilities.

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NRPA Facility Market Reports

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NRPA Research Facility Market Reports offer an array of data that provides your agency with a greater understanding of the residents served by the facility, with a particular focus on their habits and interests.

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NRPA Research Reports

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Browse cutting-edge research papers commissioned by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The NRPA research papers present evidence on the important impact made by parks and recreation in local communities in America.

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NRPA Park Pulse

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The National Recreation and Park Association polls Americans to explore their views on topics related to the park and recreation field. Each poll targets 1,000 adults ages 18 and up, representing a cross-section of Americans.

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Additional Mapping and Data Resources

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The page provides external data resources related to mapping and data.

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Journals

The National Recreation and Park Association publishes two journals for the field of Parks and Recreation.

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Press Room

Press Room: Browse the latest Park and Recreation News from NRPA.

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Email Newsletters

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The National Recreation and Park Association regularly communicates with members through email newsletters that deliver up-to-date stories and resources from the field.

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