The 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual) will take place October 27–29. Join thousands of people who are passionate about parks and recreation and making communities great places to live in this online format that fosters collaboration and connection.
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.
While the decision regarding summer youth programs is an agency by agency decision and should be made in collaboration with local health officials to ensure state and local guidelines are followed, CDC has provided guidance to help make an informed choice.
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.
As a social service created to keep children safe, can parks and recreation also be a service that recovers all or part of its costs? Review how to identify and address community needs, tackle cost-recovery goals and meet the mandate for equity in services in this webinar.