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Creating Sustainability in Your Park and Rec Programs

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on November 21, 2019

Using these tips is the perfect way to help your program stay strong after a particular funding opportunity has ended.

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Facilitate, Collaborate and Listen at the 2020 #NRPAConference

By Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH | Posted on November 20, 2019

The deadline to submit an education session proposal for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference is coming up and it’s easy to get caught up in self-doubt. Here are some tips for if you're wondering what you’d present or letting the fear of public speaking hold you back.

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Animated Videos Explore Key Components of Park Improvement Projects

By Jennifer Nguyen | Posted on November 20, 2019

These animated videos provide helpful hints for creating successful plans, developing partnerships, ensuring funding, engaging the community, incorporating the right components for your community and sharing the meaningful stories about your park improvement project.

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Serving Our Nation's Capital: A Chat with DCDPR's Delano Hunter — Episode 053

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 19, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we sit down with Delano Hunter, director of D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, to find out about the innovative programs and partnerships that are helping them better serve all members of the D.C. community.

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Bringing Renewal and Sustainability to Memphis Park

By Amy Collier | Posted on November 14, 2019

As a Great Urban Parks Campaign grantee, the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods is transforming an 11-acre green space into a needed and desired opportunity for neighborhood gathering space and physical activity.

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Highlighting the "Power of Rural"

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on November 13, 2019

National Rural Health Day is Thursday, November 21 — a day to highlight the “Power of Rural,” showcasing the unique assets and needs of rural communities.

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Don’t Wait! Take the Jump in Your Career Now! — Episode 052

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

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Sue Yerkes, Director of Grandview Parks & Recreation, about how some insightful kids in her family motivated her to advance in her career, as well as inspire others to do the same.

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Training the Field to Implement Green Infrastructure

By Cort Jones | Posted on November 1, 2019

Determining how to implement and maintain a green infrastructure project in your park may seem a little daunting, but with the right network, resources and education, anything is possible.

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Setting the Stage for Healthy Communities

By Jennifer Nguyen | Posted on October 31, 2019

Over the summer, NRPA visited three agencies to see how they are using transportation, farmers markets and intergenerational programming to improve access to healthy food.

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Building Resilient Communities Through Volunteerism

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on October 30, 2019

Last year, NRPA partnered with Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department to host four volunteer events in each city to improve their local parks.

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NRPA Hosts Parks, Green Infrastructure and Health Workshop

By Jenny Cox | Posted on October 29, 2019

NRPA and Williamette Partnership recently hosted a gathering in Washington, D.C., that brought green infrastructure, health, and equity professionals together to help advance green infrastructure in parks.

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5 Secrets for Submitting a Successful Session Proposal

By Josh Yavelberg | Posted on October 28, 2019

NRPA is now accepting proposals for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 27-29, 2020. Here are five secrets for submitting a successful education session proposal.

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Meet Me at the Park Reaches More Than 1 Million Children and Families

By Jennifer Stromberg | Posted on October 23, 2019

In 2017, NRPA and Disney set a goal through the Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program to improve access to inclusive play spaces for one million children and families. We are excited to announce that we reached this goal.

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Providing Outdoor Recreation in the Big City — Episode 051

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 22, 2019

We sat down with Molly Gallant and Bob Wall of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference to talk about the importance of outdoor recreation opportunities in urban environments.

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Tackling Plastic Pollution and Improving a Community in Atlanta

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on October 16, 2019

Communities across the country are trying to keep their public places and waterways clean from litter and create healthy ecosystems — and the solutions can start right at home in our parks.

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Know Where You Are to Determine Where You Should Go

By Melissa May | Posted on October 15, 2019

The benchmarking data found within NRPA Park Metrics helps assist your agency in determining how its budget, personnel, activities, facilities, policies and more currently compare to agencies across the nation.

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NRPA’s Community Engagement Training: Delving Into Equity and Inclusion

By Jennifer Nguyen | Posted on October 10, 2019

On September 23, before the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference officially began, 36 professionals took part in a lively, engaging discussion on community engagement, inclusion and equity.

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Ultra-Runners Join Monarch Butterflies on Their 2600 Mile Migration South to Mexico

By Rich Dolesh | Posted on October 10, 2019

Running the southern migration route of monarchs from Canada to southern Mexico is an attempt to bring international attention to the plight of the monarch butterfly, a species whose Eastern population has crashed more than 90 percent in the past 20 years.

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