The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), with its partner Routledge Taylor Francis Group, publishes two journals for the field of Parks and Recreation.

  • Journal of Leisure Research (JLR) - an international journal that publishes innovative and interdisciplinary research aimed at addressing critical issues of access to and engagement in leisure behaviors as they affect health and well-being across sectors.

    To learn more about JLR and its editorial board, submit a manuscript, access the archives or subscribe, click here.

Journal of Leisure Research


  • Schole - a semi-annual publication that aims to disseminate knowledge related to park and recreation courses, curricula, and teaching.

    To learn more about SCHOLE, access the archives, or to subscribe, click here:




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