Burlington blog 410

Connecting Generations in Burlington, Vermont

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on August 16, 2019

Even in a picturesque city like Burlington, Vermont, food insecurity and social isolation are ongoing challenges.

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How to Implement Farmers Markets and CSA Programs at Your Park & Rec Site

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on August 15, 2019

For years, park and recreation agencies have prioritized offering access to healthy foods and providing families with nutrition education. Farmers markets offer an avenue to continue providing these opportunities.

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meals on the go blog 410

One Kid Helping Other Kids

By Cole Momcilovich | Posted on August 14, 2019

During the summer months and after school, over 15 million students across the country go hungry because they do not have access to nutritious meals. Cole Momcilovich created a mobile app to help.

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eSports at the Rec Center? — Episode 046

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on August 12, 2019

eSports, or video game competitions, isn’t new, but it is a growing trend. So much so that eSports is starting to make a space for itself in the world of parks and recreation.

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Park Access Sessions blog 410

Addressing Equitable Park Access One Session at a Time

By Rachel Banner | Posted on August 8, 2019

We've picked a few equitable park access sessions that you won't want to miss at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Health and Wellness Sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference

By Cassie Pais | Posted on August 8, 2019

These health and wellness education sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore will leave you eager to make advancements back home.

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Katy Keller blog 410

Marketing Recipe for Success #Nailedit

By Katy Keller | Posted on August 7, 2019

Whether you're part of a marketing team or marketing is simply one of the many hats that you wear, you'll be able to get the latest marketing strategies in the Marketing Certificate Program pre-conference workshop.

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Tips for Advancing in the Field of Parks and Recreation — Episode 045

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 5, 2019

Sometimes just taking that first step toward your own professional development seems like a daunting task – especially if you don’t know where to start.

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Berea blog 410

Increasing Access to Local, Healthy Food in Berea, Kentucky

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on July 30, 2019

Programs such as Grow Appalachia, Berea Kids Eat and the Berea Farmers Market help increase access to local, healthy food by focusing on community development and education, as well as local economics.

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Little Rock blog 410

‘Little’ but Mighty in Little Rock, a City with Big Solutions

By Allison Colman | Posted on July 25, 2019

In Little Rock, Arkansas — like so many other U.S. cities — one of the biggest challenges many residents face is having access to reliable, consistent and safe transportation.

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Green Infrastructure Framework blog 410

Evaluating the Many Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Local Parks

By Kevin Brady | Posted on July 24, 2019

NRPA's Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework encourages the collection of environmental, social, economic and health data that can realistically be measured without a ton of time, money or experience.

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conference self care blog 410

Self-Care at #NRPAConference: Five Practices

By Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH | Posted on July 22, 2019

It’s easy to get caught up in meetings, workshops and afterhours fun at a conference, not to mention trying to keep work running smoothly back home. Here are five self-care tips for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

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El Cajon Blog

El Cajon Plans Pocket Parks to Help ‘Underparked’ Areas

By Frank Carson | Posted on July 19, 2019

With a five percent increase in population in the past decade, the city of El Cajon, California, has become very diverse in a short period of time and residents are clamoring for more outdoor opportunities.

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libraries blog 410

Libraries and Parks and Recreation Come Together to Tackle Food Insecurity

By Noah Lenstra | Posted on July 17, 2019

The new national toolkit released by the Collaborative Summer Library Program encourages libraries to become summer meal sites or partner with existing sites, such as park and recreation agencies.

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What’s Your Funniest Moment on the Job? — Episode 044

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on July 15, 2019

Working in parks and recreation regularly provides those deeply-satisfying laughs you can feel throughout your entire body. On this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with a few folks about their funniest stories from the field.

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Bioblitz Winners blog 410

First Annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz — The Results Are In!

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on July 12, 2019

More than 40 park and recreation agencies from across 21 states participated in the first annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz.

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Miami Dade blog 410

Miami-Dade County Does ‘More with Less’ Thanks to Propane Mowers

By Jeremy Wishart | Posted on July 11, 2019

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces found that using commercial propane mowers instead of gasoline could increase crew productivity, as well as reduce fuel costs and emissions.

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omnia blog 410

Five Cooperative Purchasing Best Practices to Follow

By Christine Gilbert | Posted on July 10, 2019

These five purchasing best practices will help your organization get the most out of a cooperative purchasing partnership.

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