There is so much to learn in the December issue of Parks & Recreation. Browse highlights of five great stories you wont want to miss.
One indicator of public support for parks and recreation can be measured by how strongly people show their support when it counts the most—when they vote. Get a summary of some of how various park bond referendums and ballot measures fared in this year's election.
Browse an outline of the five things you'll learn in the November issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.
Changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how they relate to health insurance for seasonal workers.
We must tell Congress that the LWCF program is more than a federal land acquisition program. Congress should allocate a larger percentage of the annual LWCF funding to the State Assistance Program.
There is so much to learn in the October issue of Parks & Recreation. Browse highlights of five great stories you wont want to miss.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that brings attention to the need for urban green space. We talked with three participants to find out how park and recreation professionals can use this event to serve their communities.
Senators introduced legislation into the Senate called the Community Parks Revitalization (CPR) Act. This legislation, would help revitalize urban areas through improved access to parks and recreation.
Learn about the many benefits of hosting volunteer events in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.
Browse an outline of the five things you'll learn in the September issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.
The National Weather Service has teamed up with parks across the country to help employees prepare in advance and respond after the fact to any weather-related disaster that may come.
Take advantage of Visit a Park Day this fall as a way to spark a long lasting bond between your park and recreation facilities and your community.
Your agency has to justify every dollar spent, including the money and time spent on professional development. We've gathered up seven strategies that you can employ to help get you to the NRPA Annual Conference.
Video is a great way to promote your agency, programs, services and overarching benefits you bring to the community.
This post from the NRPA Young Professionals Network has some important tips for ensuring your social media presence or those of the young professionals on your staff is accurate and professional.
The Every Step of the Way program is to benefit the next generation of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls and athletes of all ages in communities across America.
Ever wonder what NRPA’s Directors School is really all about? Learn key takeaways from someone who has experienced this event and why you should attend this school to further your career.
The media has counted down the days to the planned closure of up to 70 of California’s state parks on July 1, 2012.
The House and Senate have struck a deal that will likely result in Congress passing a bill by this Saturday – the day the bill is set to expire. Many of the crafted bi-partisan reforms and compromises included in the Senate passed bill (S. 1318 or MAP-21) have been removed.
Nearly 20 million children receive free or reduced-priced lunches at school each year. During the summer months fewer than 3 million children partake in free summer lunch. Learn how park and recreation agencies are serving to fill this gap this summer, helping improve lives and communities
Pressure built on Capitol Hill as lawmakers faced the pending expiration of the current transportation law.
A Young Professional recommends that young park and recreation professionals should apply for the NRPA Young Professional Fellowship to further their professional development and career.
NRPA put up a couple of bluebird nest boxes at headquarters. Learn how these boxes have played an important role in conservation of wildlife fledging five beautiful young bluebirds and now a family of tree swallows.
Tell a friend that July is Parks and Recreation Month
The Department of Justice (DOJ), released an important announcement on May 17 regarding access to new swimming facilities, and access to existing swimming facilities.
NRPA assembled a group of 28 park and recreation agencies – grantees of its 2012 Serving Communities program – to address children’s hunger and obesity, and how they are combating both through summer meal programs.
CDC Weight of the Nation Conference: The key message heard at the conference was that local park and recreation agencies are critical in helping solve the obesity epidemic.
Caroline Smith, a playground safety manager, listed five important tips to keep in mind when going to the playground.
Daniel A. Biederman, president of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, is well known for his work as a transformer of urban parks.
What are your thoughts about the benefits of a Natural Resources division within park and recreation agencies?
A growing number of physicians and pediatricians are looking to parks as natural partners in the fight against chronic disease and obesity.
Conservationists, because they have learned to see the world as a rich and animated place, are also quick to perceive the worth of cultural artifacts.
Brad Armstrong, a student at Utah State University and a member in the NRPA Young Professional Network.
One of the best ways to see the legislative branch of the U.S. government in action is to take in a Hill hearing. This is particularly true with the federal appropriations process, which originates in the House of Representatives.
NRPA President and CEO Barbara Tulipane provided public comment to the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) State Assistance Program.
Browse 10 recommendations that may contribute to your park agency’s satisfaction from exhibiting at special events.
Certification may help set you apart and above other recreation and fitness worker applicants and will validate you as a certified professional; someone any employer would want on staff.
We need to move away from general funds money. We want to accumulate these different models and share them with others who are looking for answers to their own challenges.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and enforcement began in 1992. Park and rec agencies should provide recreation opportunities for ALL people of all abilities.
The first is our series of unlocking the secrets to PRORAGIS is on per capita cost of services and programs.
If you have kids, you may have taken them to see the inspirational Dr. Seuss movie, The Lorax.
NRPA and the Urban Institute released a report, Financing the Future: The Critical Role of Parks in Urban and Metropolitan Infrastructure.
Mr. Christopher B. Douwes, Trails and Enhancements Manager with the Federal Highway Administration provides insights on the Transportation Enhancements (TE) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) initiatives.
One piece of legislation which has been highlighted as a priority this coming session is a new transportation bill.