Park and recreation professionals play a vital role in protecting our environment. NRPA’s Park Pulse survey finds that six in seven adults in the United States support their local park and recreation agency’s environmental initiatives.
Join this premier webinar on April 8 to get an introduction to NRPA's public policy and advocacy team, hear an outline of advocacy priorities, and understand the opportunities for park and recreation professionals to tap into available federal pandemic relief funding.
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.
Kristine Stratton, president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) issued a statement regarding the recent incidents of racism in communities across the country.
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.
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.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) periodically has competitive grants available for park and recreation agencies.