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Turning "Ugh, Another Meeting?" into "Yay, Another Meeting!" — Episode 037

By Cort Jones | Posted on April 15, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're speaking with Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom about how staff meetings don't have to be a waste of valuable time and can be places where amazing ideas are born.

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Summer Camp Safety Preparation Guide

By ePACT Network | Posted on April 10, 2019

Summer camps are some of the most popular programs for any park and recreation organization and it’s extremely important to be prepared for incidents that might come up throughout the course of a camp or activity.

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7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month at Your Local Park

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on April 7, 2019

Trees are blooming, people are sneezing — spring is in the air and April is here! As we thaw out from the winter months, its easy to see why April is the perfect time to celebrate Earth.

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More Than a Meal

By Erika Tang | Posted on March 26, 2019

Lewisville Parks and Recreation in Texas is helping older adults age well and supports NRPA’s Healthy Aging in Parks Initiative in efforts to improve and maintain the health and wellness of older adults through parks and recreation.

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Community-Minded Design with Todd Lehman — Episode 036

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on March 25, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Todd Lehman, Cre8Play's owner and "design guy," about the benefits of keeping a community's spirit in mind when designing play spaces.

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Turn Your Passion into a Presentation

By Ben Johnson, CPRP | Posted on March 22, 2019

Presenting a Speed Session at the NRPA Annual Conference is a great professional development tool for the novice and experienced speaker alike.

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Where Are Your Bees and Butterflies?

By Brett Johnson | Posted on March 21, 2019

The spring and summertime are the perfect times to plan pollinator-based BioBlitz events to document the current pollinators and plants species found in your parks.

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A Park and Rec Program Created 500,000 Healthier Youth — Episode 035

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on March 18, 2019

In today’s episode, we take a moment to celebrate five years of Commit to Health and how we're making an impact nationwide.

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FY20 Presidential Budget Request: Year Three of Eliminations and Deep Cuts to Park and Rec Priorities

By NRPA Public Policy | Posted on March 14, 2019

The White House released its FY20 budget request this week, kicking off debate for the next budget cycle.

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President Signs Bill to Permanently Authorize LWCF

By NRPA Public Policy | Posted on March 12, 2019

LWCF reauthorization has passed Congress and was signed by the president today, and while this is a big win for our industry, the fight isn't over yet.

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Five New Features to Celebrate NRPA Connect’s 5th Birthday

By Hayley Herzing | Posted on March 1, 2019

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate NRPA Connect's 5th birthday, but here are five new features that will help make it easier and more fun to network with fellow park and recreation professionals around the country.

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Congress Passes the Natural Resources Management Act

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on February 28, 2019

Thanks in large part to the efforts of NRPA members, this package will permanently reauthorize LWCF and provide a guaranteed amount in funding for the state assistance program.

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What’s Your Park Personality?

By Audrey Fox | Posted on February 27, 2019

Answer a few key questions and we’ll match you to your perfect park!

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Walmart Foundation and NRPA: Partnering to Help Local Park and Recreation Agencies Commit to Health

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on February 26, 2019

Since 2010, grant funding from the Walmart Foundation has supported local park and recreation agencies in serving 90 million meals to nearly 5 million kids.

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Be Recognized as the Champion You Are!

By Michael W. Klitzing, CPRE | Posted on February 26, 2019

Receiving national recognition fosters a sense of pride within your organization and helps build trust and credibility with your community leaders.

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Is This the End of Recycling? — Episode 034

By Cort Jones | Posted on February 25, 2019

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're talking about one of NRPA’s top trends in parks and recreation for 2019 that is causing quite a stir.

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The City of the Future Is Being Built in Cary, NC

By Hilary Bird | Posted on February 22, 2019

Cary, North Carolina's smart tech program has been very successful, and it’s paving the way for cities around the U.S. to implement similar programs.

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The Community Concourse: Parks Serve as “Third Places” in NYC Neighborhoods

By Stephanie Cristino | Posted on February 22, 2019

Coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg, the term “third place” refers to places where people spend time between home (first place) and work or school (second place).

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