NRPA Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act

(November 19, 2021)

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Build Back Better Act. The legislation includes significant investments in local parks, including NRPA priorities of funding urban parks and creating a civilian conservation corps.   

NRPA Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy Elvis Cordova issued the following statement:  

“House passage of the Build Back Better Act represents great progress toward the realization of a civilian conservation corps and providing more equitable funding for urban parks. These forward-thinking programs will provide valuable economic opportunities and increase access to quality public green spaces for many communities throughout our country. They will also provide more sustainable solutions to help communities become more resilient and better address the challenges presented by climate change.  We encourage the Senate to take action on this legislation.”  


About the National Recreation and Park Association 

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit