On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing neurodiversity with by Kande Jones, the development director for Mulvane Recreation Commission in Kansas, and Dave McDaniel, the operations coordinator for City of Mobile Parks and Recreation in Alabama.
In this edition of the Park Engagement blog series, we explore the different types of participation and engagement that we see within our park and recreation facilities, according to data from NRPA's Engagement With Parks Report.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Dr. Tiffany Johnson, CPRP, the deputy director of aging and disability services for City of Seattle, about her extensive career, the power of networking and more.
The concept of power isn’t something you can own and it’s not exclusive to one specific generation or level of authority — it is something that everyone can shape, share and utilize for the benefit of all, especially if they know how.
In the latest edition of our Park Engagement blog series, we explore what keeps people from spending time in their local parks and possible reasons why these factors have changed in the past couple of years.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with our new co-hosts, Christina High and Cara Myers, about what you can expect on the show in future episodes and some of our experiences and takeaways from the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference.
Maine Recreation and Park Association President and Recreation Director for City of Lewiston Nicole Welch shares a message about building community after City of Lewiston was impacted by a senseless act.
Gabby Vera, CPRP, the regional park superintendent for Maricopa County Parks and Recreation, shares practical strategies to boost self-confidence, overcome imposter syndrome, and thrive in your leadership journey.
In the latest in our Park Engagement Blog Series, we discuss the public’s support for park and recreation funding, initiatives they see as being most beneficial in their community, and their desire to be a part of the process.
This September, NRPA hosted its fifth annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz, a national campaign to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis through local parks and recreation and like-minded organizations.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing the good work of the National Recreation and Park Ethnic Minority Society with Chris Bass, CPRP, and Thamara Velasco, CYSA.
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We explored the topic of staff well-being at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference. Here are a few of the creative ideas to support staff well-being that attendees shared.
The 2023 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report dives into 13 of the most commonly found job titles held by full-time professionals. We look at the different responsibilities of each of these positions and how their salaries differ and have changed over the years.
In the latest edition of our Park Engagement Blog Series, we explore what proportion of U.S. residents live within walking distance from a local park or recreation facility.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Kenny Barnes, the program and outreach coordinator for Sustainability Matters, a grassroots environmental nonprofit dedicated to cultivating community through conservation and making sustainability fun, realistic and inclusive for all.
In this blog post, we explore one component of the 2023 Engagement With Parks Report — how park users get from their homes to parks, playgrounds, open spaces or recreation centers.
Community Wellness Hubs are designed to advance health and wellness across seven interdependent and interconnected dimensions of well-being — cultural, economic, emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical and social.