2016 December Resolutions

Take Your New Year’s Resolutions to Your Parks and Rec!

By Allison Colman | Posted on December 29, 2016

The end of the year is a great time to make a plan and work towards a healthier and happier 2017 and perhaps this year you’ll consider something new! Why not think about setting resolutions that you can achieve in your local parks and rec?

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Your Top Park and Rec Stories of 2016

By Catrina Belt | Posted on December 28, 2016

Before we head into the new year, let’s look back on the stories that mattered the most to you. Here are the top stories from the field in 2016.

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2016 park walk

What Americans Think About Walking to Parks

By Melissa May | Posted on December 22, 2016

Those boots are made for walkin’, but can they get you to your local park or recreation center?

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Holiday Inspiration

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on December 20, 2016

While some people are reflecting on the negatives of the past year, parks and recreation has many positive reflections to offer from this past year.

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2016 December Tom Price

Getting To Know Rep. Tom Price

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on December 16, 2016

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) is slated to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — here's how that might affect parks and rec.

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Buckle Up. Latest on the Make-Up of the New Trump Administration

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on December 15, 2016

The transition efforts for President-elect Trump’s administration are well underway, and many questions remain as to what type of administration we can expect to see on our priority issues.

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The Public Agrees: Parks and Recreation Are Vital to Healthy Communities

By Kevin Roth | Posted on December 12, 2016

Recently released NRPA data finds that the American public wholeheartedly agrees that health and wellness should be a priority of their park and recreation agencies and strongly support actions consistent with this message.

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2016 December 29 times blog updated

29: Number of Times Americans Visit Their Local Parks Annually

By Daniel Espada | Posted on December 8, 2016

Among the top-level findings in the engagement survey is the fact that Americans visit their local parks and recreation facilities an average of 29 times per year.

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What You Had to Say About the 2016 NRPA Annual Conference

By Melissa May | Posted on December 2, 2016

Year after year, we here at NRPA continue to learn, grow and improve using the feedback we receive from our Annual Conference Attendee Survey. This year is no different. Here is what you said.

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Bringing Nature to Kids in Urban Environments

By Robert Carmona | Posted on December 1, 2016

This summer my staff and I were lucky enough to pilot NRPA’s Wildlife Explorers program at a few of our sites in Miami Dade County.

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