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.
After evaluating concerns from leading health experts along with federal, state and local government officials, warning against hosting large, in-person gatherings, and NRPA determined that cancelling the event is the only prudent decision that protects the health of our community.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) periodically has competitive grants available for park and recreation agencies.
This year, we are going to need to think a little differently about how we can help people become more "water aware" during National Water Safety Month.
In the final part of our Substance Use in Parks in Recreation blog series, we explore alternative pain management options and how park and recreation professionals can help.
The 2020 NRPA Agency Performance Review summarizes the key findings from NRPA Park Metrics—our benchmarking tool that assists park and recreation professionals in the effective management and planning of their operating resources and capital facilities.
As we look to recognize and celebrate older adults this May, we must acknowledge the current state of our nation as we continue to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19 and identify ways to keep our communities healthy.