American Water grant blog 410

Building Better Communities Through Water-Inspired Play Areas

By Michele White CAE, IOM | Posted on September 13, 2019

Since 2014, NRPA and the American Water Charitable Foundation have partnered to support 14 grants to communities throughout the country to support nature and water-inspired play spaces.

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LWCF Apportionment blog 410

$170.6 Million to Support Outdoor Recreation through LWCF

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently released the annual apportionment for the Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program.

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Parks and GI blog 410

Parks + Green Infrastructure = Healthy Communities

By Jenny Cox | Posted on September 10, 2019

Parks themselves play a key role in disaster recovery when natural disasters strike, but when they implement green infrastructure they also function as spaces that mitigate the impacts of these disasters.

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Digital Marketing podcast 410

Digital Marketing: It’s All About the Data — Episode 048

By Cort Jones | Posted on September 10, 2019

Digital marketing can be a useful tool for park and recreation agencies that want to promote their programs, special events and other offerings to a broader audience, but it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know where to start.

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Family Park Visit blog 410

How to Make the Most of Your Family’s Park Visit

By Ben Tejes | Posted on September 4, 2019

A park advocate shares the toolkit he and his wife put together to help maximize their park visits with their two young daughters.

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Blue Green Algae blog 410

Dogs’ Deaths Prompt Concern Over Toxic Algae Found in Public Recreation Ponds and Lakes

By Richard J. Dolesh | Posted on September 3, 2019

Tragic deaths of beloved dogs from suspected poisoning from blue-green algae have occurred recently in public recreational lakes and ponds in North Carolina, Texas and Georgia.

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Episode47 410

Programming for the Young and Young-at-Heart — Episode 047

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 29, 2019

Today, we’re looking at intergenerational programming – what it is, how it’s working in the field and how it’s impacting those who participate in the programs.

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summer fresh foods blog 410

Summer Fresh Foods: Make Healthy Food Fun and Easy to Eat

By Jennifer Nguyen | Posted on August 28, 2019

We make enjoying healthy, summer-fresh foods easier with our Summer Fresh Foods resources.

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2019 Conference Conservation Sessions blog 410

Conservation Sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference

By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on August 27, 2019

To help you plan for the upcoming NRPA Annual Conference, here are some of our “must see” conservation sessions that are sure to inspire ideas you can take back home with you.

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community level impact blog 410

Create Community Level Impact Through NRPA’s Referral Guide

By Stacey Hammond and Kenneth Cornelius | Posted on August 21, 2019

NRPA's new guide can be used by healthcare providers and community-based organizations in the development of referral processes to increase awareness of and participation in community-based programs and services.

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Burlington blog 410

Connecting Generations in Burlington, Vermont

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on August 16, 2019

Even in a picturesque city like Burlington, Vermont, food insecurity and social isolation are ongoing challenges.

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farmers market blog 410

How to Implement Farmers Markets and CSA Programs at Your Park & Rec Site

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on August 15, 2019

For years, park and recreation agencies have prioritized offering access to healthy foods and providing families with nutrition education. Farmers markets offer an avenue to continue providing these opportunities.

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meals on the go blog 410

One Kid Helping Other Kids

By Cole Momcilovich | Posted on August 14, 2019

During the summer months and after school, over 15 million students across the country go hungry because they do not have access to nutritious meals. Cole Momcilovich created a mobile app to help.

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Rise of eSports 410

eSports at the Rec Center? — Episode 046

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on August 12, 2019

eSports, or video game competitions, isn’t new, but it is a growing trend. So much so that eSports is starting to make a space for itself in the world of parks and recreation.

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Park Access Sessions blog 410

Addressing Equitable Park Access One Session at a Time

By Rachel Banner | Posted on August 8, 2019

We've picked a few equitable park access sessions that you won't want to miss at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Priority Health and Wellness Sessions blog 410

Health and Wellness Sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference

By Cassie Pais | Posted on August 8, 2019

These health and wellness education sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore will leave you eager to make advancements back home.

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Katy Keller blog 410

Marketing Recipe for Success #Nailedit

By Katy Keller | Posted on August 7, 2019

Whether you're part of a marketing team or marketing is simply one of the many hats that you wear, you'll be able to get the latest marketing strategies in the Marketing Certificate Program pre-conference workshop.

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Tips for Advancing podcast 410

Tips for Advancing in the Field of Parks and Recreation — Episode 045

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

Sometimes just taking that first step toward your own professional development seems like a daunting task – especially if you don’t know where to start.

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