Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization working to protect and restore Oregon’s Tualatin River system.
Susan Mong, Finance Analyst for Johnson County Park and Recreation District, on the things that stood out in her first year working in parks and recreation.
July 12 is National Summer Learning Day!
Health information is considered personally identifiable information, and can have negative consequences if it’s used or managed improperly.
Ticks are an outdoor hazard with perhaps one of the highest yuck factors of any biting or stinging insect in nature.
July is Park and Recreation Month! On this episode, we chat with the Waukegan Park District in Illinois about how they're celebrating and all the great events they have planned.
Here are some tips on making the most of your time at the NRPA Annual Conference.
Community gardens are a wonderful way to not only green up the neighborhood, but also to bring neighbors together.
NRPA will work over the summer to encourage passage of the Senate version of the WRDA bill and ask the House and Senate to include green infrastructure in their final package.
East Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs kicked off their summer meal program and second-annual Park Champion event with a bang and a bouncy house in Rowley Park.
As pools and open-water recreation areas kick into full swing this summer, access to water safety education is critical to prevent deaths due to drowning.
June 9 is Family Health & Fitness Day!
As one of the largest providers of meals during out-of-school times, park and recreation agencies are making significant impacts in their communities.
Out of a truly unlimited series of possibilities, consider trying one of these fun, inexpensive activities to get up and moving.
In this episode, we speak with Mr. Joe Trevino, a 93-year-old veteran, and Irma Yepez-Perez, a Senior Management Analyst at the City of Fresno PARCS department.
Over the last decade, U.S. park and recreation agencies have helped catapult the farm-to-fork and local food movements from niche efforts to mainstream industries.
Infrastructure Week 2018 brought together infrastructure advocates from across the political spectrum to discuss the need for the country to address our infrastructure needs.
Encourage older adults to reignite their nutrition routine by learning a new recipe, trying out new fruits and vegetables, taking a cooking class or food shopping in a new grocery store.
Since 2013, NRPA has been working through local parks and recreation to help people with arthritis manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Whether you are a repeat NRPA Annual Conference attendee or a newbie, you probably want to know a little more about the event before (or after) you register. Here is a preview to help you plan.
Foxes have a reputation for stealth and cunning, but for many years, a far more dangerous predator was at work in Foxstone Park in Vienna, Virginia.
The story about a baby owl who fell from its nest and, after the heroic acts of Ted Mattingly, NRPA's resident hero and Director of Facilities and Administrative Services, was returned to safety.
Since 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to their communities.
In their Green Machine Challenge, ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel and Disney XD are putting your favorite actors’ park knowledge to the test.
On National Park Rx Day, Sunday, April 29, communities across the country will celebrate in local and national parks with events such as Walk with a Doc, Zumba in the Park and Tai Chi to recognize the impact parks have on our health, particularly in combating preventable disease.
By teaching conservation through fun, hands-on activities, parents and teachers can introduce complex concepts in age-appropriate, easy-to-understand ways.
Here are five tips to get you started with Park and Recreation Month and celebrate "A Lifetime of Discovery" in July!
We asked kids to design their dream park at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, and you're going to want to hear about some of these creations!
With the summer fast approaching, it's a great time to review your screening policy!
While the field of parks and recreation is often associated with fun and games, it should also be known for how it is advancing health and wellness.
The Afterschool Nutrition Programs connect children to the food they need while also drawing them into a safe afterschool environment where they can learn, socialize and be active.
Thanks to Congress for making local parks and recreation a priority.
Whether heading to the local park or enjoying an adventure in your own backyard, you can turn playtime into learning!
NRPA's Awards Committee Chair shares insight on what she looks for in an award-winning application.
Does your agency manage a unique park or facility that embraces innovative technology, strategies or programs to improve your community? If so, we want you to apply for the Innovation in Park Design Award!
The National Recreation and Park Association was honored with six awards in the 2018 Association Trends All Media Contest.
The Pool Safely Campaign and the Pool Safely Grant Program offer funding and free resources to prevent drownings and drain entrapment in pools and spas.
Our Commit to Health campaign continues to expand well beyond programming related to nutrition and physical activity.
No matter if your agency serves a town of 500 or 500,000 — we want to hear from you.
In this episode, we're taking a look at public interest and attitudes toward digital solutions for park and recreation services.
Passing the CPRP exam is no easy feat, but these five tips will help you prepare with confidence.
Anniston Parks and Recreation won the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association 2017 Innovative Program of the Year for their Commit to Health programs, and is excited for their shot at NRPA's Innovation in Health Award!
The White House released its FY19 budget request yesterday, kicking off debate for the next budget cycle.
February gives us two great reasons to recognize and promote inclusion through parks and recreation — Black History Month and North American Inclusion Month.
NRPA asks Congress to fund the CDC Arthritis Program at $16 million to continue its critical work to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis nationwide.
At a time when our park and recreation budgets continue to be placed next to last in city budgets, we must champion mayors and city leaders that invest in parks and recreation.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is largely preventable by taking certain steps.
Since 2014, over 300,000 children have gained access to healthier meals and snacks, additional opportunities to be physically active, evidence-based nutrition education and outdoor play through NRPA’s Commit to Health campaign.
Thank you to NRPA’s Board of Directors for assisting us in moving our legislative agenda forward.
To give visitors the best experience possible, planners have recognized the importance of implementing systems that guide visitors through parks, historic sites and urban centers in a straight-forward manner.
As young professionals it is important to consider both the advantages and disadvantages to moving positions, and when moving, know the “why?”
Mount Airy Parks and Rec invited the new chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. Virginia Foxx, for Hero Day in the local Riverside Park.
Today Congress passed a temporary spending agreement to end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8.
A shift in how people are getting around cities could mean a change in the future of land use in urban areas.
Nancy Desmond felt stuck in her career. Learn how the CPRP certification helped her change her career path for the better.
Many older adults don’t realize they have a wealth of information and activities waiting to be discovered in their own hometown.
On June 3, 2017, East Goshen Township Parks and Recreation brought history to life for 3,500 residents and elected officials, including Congressman Ryan Costello, at the East-West Goshen Bicentennial Celebration.
Together, our park and recreation systems contribute expansively to a healthy economy, environment and society in at least 50 tangible ways.
In just two years, Lynly Grider, in collaboration with the Mustang Parks and Recreation Department, elected officials and community groups, designed, funded and built Brittany’s Play Adventure — Mustang’s first all-inclusive park.
Erin Hughes of the U.S. Marine Corps shares how MCCS Okinawa encouraged healthier behavior through a 12 Days of Christmas Food Log Challenge
San Francisco is the first and only city in the nation where 100 percent of residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.
Part tongue-in cheek musing and part fearless prognostication, here are NRPA’s Top Trends for 2018.
NRPA is proud to welcome Kyle Simpson, Senior Government Affairs Manager, to our public policy team.