Register now for the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference, September 21-23, offering both in-person and virtual options to meet any budget and travel preference! We are dedicated to the same high-quality educational programming NRPA is known for — because everyone deserves a great conference!
Kristine Stratton, president and CEO of NRPA, issued this statement on the verdict in the murder of George Floyd. The verdict is a step in the right direction for accountability, but it is just one step.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Emergency Management Institute provides opportunities for free education. Participate in this webinar on June 10 at 2 p.m. (EDT) to learn more about these training topics, distance and in-person learning opportunities, and other FEMA resources.
U.S. adults find activities offered by local park and recreation agencies benefit their mental health. According to Park Pulse findings, more than half of all adults indicate they receive mental health benefits from socializing with friends and family, spending time in nature, and exercising.
Park and recreation professionals work on the frontlines responding to substance use and mental health crises. NRPA has released a three-part suite of resources supporting these professionals as they address substance use, mental health crises and related issues in their communities.
In March 2020, NRPA began conducting weekly Parks Snapshot surveys to learn how park and recreation leaders from across the country are confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to provide weekly data from the NRPA Parks Snapshot survey, as state and local guidance and ordinances regarding COVID-19 continue to change rapidly.
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.
NRPA periodically posts information about grants and fundraising opportunities available for park and recreation agencies, affiliated groups and nonprofits.