As a CAPRA volunteer since 2013, Sharon Bousquet has been able to travel to all different parts of the country, meet some outstanding professionals in our field, learn hundreds of new ways to accomplish goals, and help other agencies through the CAPRA process.
Most often, the economic value of parks relates to property values, tax revenue, tourism revenue, and local business development. Like these contributions to the local economy, the health benefits of parks also have economic value.
Bob Bierscheid, the retired director of Saint Paul (Minnesota) Parks and Recreation. shares why participation in the CAPRA process has been one of the highlights of his 50-plus professional years.
The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) is a valuable tool to identify communities that will most likely need support before, during and after a public health emergency. More broadly, SVI is an indicator of which areas of a community are considered “at risk” and most in need of investment to reduce vulnerability and increase overall health.
On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, I’m joined by staff from City of Detroit Parks and Recreation, which was one of seven agencies that received NRPA's Resilient Park Access grant.
Our partners at Merrell conducted a study of cross-cultural perceptions and experiences in the outdoors to better understand how race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and income affect how welcome people feel outside. Learn more about the report and hear from Merrell CSR Marketing Manager Regina Hill.
NRPA is thrilled to announce additional resources that expand our suite of mentoring and youth development offerings, including a family engagement guide and closure of the mentoring relationship.
Good volunteers can be hard to find as the work often comes with a lack of recognition or thanks. But, that doesn’t mean an organization should happily accept whatever help is offered.
It can be a challenge for park and recreation departments to change modes, focusing on indoor activities, especially during those cold winter months or particularly stormy days.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're celebrating America Recycles Day with Manuela Barón, a Colombian-American sustainability activist, artist and founder of The Girl Gone Green, an inclusive community that fosters social and environmental change and encourages people to live more consciously.
NRPA and Children and Nature Network partnered to dive into the importance of systems change perspectives and application with a workshop for NRPA’s Resilient Park Access grantee cohort prior to the 2022 NRPA Annual Conference.
Nothing can replace the connections and opportunities for relationship-building that in-person meetings and other activities provide. However, there are tools that can help make virtual meetings more engaging, interactive and even fun.
This September, NRPA hosted its fourth annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz. This year, we had many agencies join us again, while welcoming new agencies who hosted a BioBlitz for the first time.
Learn more about NRPA’s new Data and Mapping Resource Library, which offers a collection of relevant, publicly available databases and visualizations curated for park and recreation professionals and advocates.
Park and recreation agencies can benefit greatly from collecting post-event feedback from the community. Learn why and how to use surveys with this quick guide.
One in three young people in the United States are growing up without a mentor. To help adults be more intentional when interacting with young people, the “mentoring mindset” outlines four ways adults can support youth.
In celebration of World Arthritis Day this October 12, NRPA's Tiff Cunin shares five tips for supporting adults with arthritis in your community.
The world has gone completely digital. This means it is important to use digital media to share eco-friendly practices so that people remember to take care of the world around them - especially the rising generation.