Are You Annoying? And Other Fun Tidbits to Have Conversations that Matter: Interview with Jessica Pettitt — Episode 009
By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 30, 2017
Difficult conversations can lead to great opportunities to learn and grow.
Is Healthy Aging a Major Priority for Your Agency?
By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on October 27, 2017
Why should we place a priority on serving older adults? Several reasons!
Looking to Get More Involved with the Profession? Here’s How
By Tom Crosley | Posted on October 27, 2017
Looking to become more involved in the profession? Speaking at the NRPA Annual Conference is a great way to inspire your fellow park and recreation professionals and make a name for yourself. Here are some tips to get you started.
Tax Reform Debate Opens a Window of Opportunity to Get the PHIT Act Done
By Kate Sims | Posted on October 26, 2017
Tax reform is a logical piece of legislation where the language of the PHIT Act can be included.
Combining Therapy with Nature and Walking is a Winning Combination
By Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C | Posted on October 24, 2017
Clinical Social Worker Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C shares how she discovered the benefits of combining walking, therapy and nature together to help those with mental illness.
Amazon HQ2 – Will Parks and Public Spaces Be the Determining Factor?
By Rachel Banner | Posted on October 20, 2017
Yesterday was the official deadline for cities to compete for the new Amazon Headquarters. Will parks and rec play a role?
Simple Solutions to Common Park and Recreation Problems
By Maureen Acquino | Posted on October 18, 2017
NRPA Annual Conference sessions led by some of the best park and recreation professionals in the field highlighted some answers to common issues.
Drones in Parks: Part 3. Opportunities, Innovative Uses and the Future — Episode 008
By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 17, 2017
In this third and final installment of our series on drones in parks, we speak with Rich Dolesh, NRPA’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives on the future of drones in parks.
Parks and Recreation’s Big Picture Issues
By Tim Herd, CPRE | Posted on October 10, 2017
Despite the many benefits of parks and recreation, our field has many hurdles to overcome both from internal and external forces if we are to reach our full potential.
Drones in Parks: Part 2. To Fly or Not to Fly: How Park Managers Manage Drones — Episode 007
By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 2, 2017
In this episode of Open Space Radio, we continue our three-part series on drones in parks. In the second segment, I speak with Evie Kirkwood, Director of St. Joseph County Parks in Indiana.