Need Some Last Minute Inspiration?

By Sarah Mylcraine | Posted on June 30, 2014

Park and Recreation Month is here and soon all the brainstorming, planning, preparing and more will be put into action.

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5 Global Megatrends and What they mean for Parks and Recreation

By Barbara Tulipane, CAE | Posted on June 26, 2014

I recently shared an article about the insurance industry’s assessment of “five global certainties that will impact insurance, business, and the world.” What do they mean for parks and recreation?

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5 Tips for Camping With Kids

By Jessica Culverhouse | Posted on June 24, 2014

My husband and I both grew up in camping families, and when our son was born, we knew we wanted to take him camping often to help foster a love for the outdoors. I encourage you to pack up the kids and the tent and head to your local park.

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Have you gone OUTside Today?

By Lauren Hoffmann | Posted on June 24, 2014

How much time do you spend outside during the week? For the average adult in the U.S., chances are the amount and time spent outdoors is relatively brief.

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Who Owns the Forests? Mountain Bike Trail Riders and Park Pros Weigh In

By Danielle Taylor | Posted on June 19, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service manages more than 4 million acres along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range, and in recent years, the land has been inundated with problems due to illegal trail building by mountain bikers in the area.

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Look Who’s Committing to Health

By Editor | Posted on June 16, 2014

Virginia’s Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation has a mission to be the happiest, healthiest place to live, learn, work and play. Recently, the department pledged with NRPA to Commit to Health.

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Certification as Culture

By Sara Baldwin | Posted on June 9, 2014

For the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) in Fairfax County, Virginia, certification of staff through the NRPA Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) program has essentially become part of the culture for their staff.

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Sharing to Learn at Directors School

By Tom O'Rourke | Posted on June 6, 2014

The people that choose to attend Directors School are management level professionals that, in many cases, have as much to offer as the instructor. It is this facilitated knowledge sharing that makes the school so unique.

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Creating a Healthier Community Through Meals, Outdoor Adventures and More

By Sage Learn | Posted on June 2, 2014

NRPA recently visited Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department in Tennessee, one of 50 agencies that recently received a grant through NRPA and the Walmart Foundation to provide better access to healthy meals.

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