During the COVID-19 outbreak, with guidance from public health officials on physical distancing, NRPA believes playgrounds and play structures should temporarily close in an effort to reduce community spread, while keeping parks, trails and green spaces open wherever possible.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) prepared this statement in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. To date, more than 1,000 organizations have signed on to voice support.
NRPA continues to monitor developments as well as federal, state and local responses to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are following the CDC employer response recommendations for our offices as well as NRPA-sponsored events. This webpage will contain the most up-to-date information on our response and resources as we have them available.
Learn how you could submit education session proposals for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 27-29, 2020. Speed session proposals will be accepted April 1-30, 2020.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) periodically has competitive grants available for park and recreation agencies.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we discuss how park and recreation professionals are serving as mentors and the one caring adult for children who experience adversity and trauma in their households or community.
One vital way in which park and recreation professionals can respond to the rising rates of substance use disorder and mental health conditions is by focusing on breaking down the stigma around them.
As someone who has been teaching the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) prep course since 2009, Nicole Ginger's journey to becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) came as a surprise - even to her.
By hosting a Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, you can help promote pollinator awareness and engage your local community in a pollinator-focused activity.