Investing in the Future of Our Young People: Tell Congress to Fund Youth Mentoring Programs
By Kate Clabaugh | Posted on November 29, 2018
Evaluations of mentoring programs report significant increases among youth in self-confidence, self-efficacy and a positive attitude about their futures.
Advancing Park Access and Quality Through Community Engagement
By Jared Mummert | Posted on November 27, 2018
Learn more about the speakers for the 10-Minute Walk Learning Series live Q&A session on December 5.
Innovative Community Engagement in Beantown
By Allison Perlman | Posted on November 26, 2018
NRPA's Green Stormwater Infrastructure Community Outreach and Education Grant Program, supported by Southwest Airlines, allowed the city of Boston to develop and test an innovative engagement strategy around green stormwater infrastructure.
Have Another Slice of Pumpkin Pie and Thank a Pollinator
By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on November 20, 2018
We would lose scores of other delicious and essential things without pollinators, but their job is so much bigger than making food.
Going Purple to Raise Awareness about the Opioid Epidemic in Your Community
By Michele R. Potter, CPRP | Posted on November 19, 2018
The city of Gaithersburg, Maryland, joined the Maryland Municipal League and other local municipalities in the “Go Purple” movement to raise awareness about substance use and the opioid crisis.
Increasing Diabetes Awareness Through Parks and Rec
By Lesha Spencer-Brown MPH, CPH | Posted on November 16, 2018
November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about diabetes — the seventh leading cause of death in the country — and its impact on millions of Americans.
Sharing, Learning and Playing at the NRPA Annual Conference
By Stacey Hammond, M.Ed | Posted on November 16, 2018
A presenter from the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference shares their experience and encourages you to submit your education session ideas for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore!
The Tiny Sensory House
By Karla Gray, M.Ed., LRT/CTRS | Posted on November 15, 2018
With their 2017 Meet Me at the Park play spaces grant, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation proved that the best things really do come in small (or, tiny) packages.
Second Edition of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released
By Cassie Pais | Posted on November 14, 2018
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide science-based guidance to help all people ages 3 years and older improve their immediate and long-term health through regular physical activity.
Parks & Rec Promote National Rural Health Day
By Rachel Banner | Posted on November 14, 2018
November 15 is National Rural Health Day — an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”
Takeaways from the 2018 Midterm Elections
By Kyle Simpson | Posted on November 7, 2018
It's the day after the midterm elections, and NRPA's Public Policy Team is crunching the numbers and consuming lots of coffee.
Meet the Newest Members of NRPA’s Conservation Advisory Panel
By Michele White, CAE, IOM | Posted on November 7, 2018
The panel provides feedback and subject matter expertise for NRPA’s conservation programs and initiatives and serves as a sounding board for new ideas and practices that help to provide guidance to the NRPA staff.
What Are Your Park and Rec Pet Peeves? — Episode 029
By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 6, 2018
On our 25th episode, we asked you to let us know some of the things that you deal with in your career in parks and recreation that really annoy you, and you answered the call.
Active Parks, Healthy Cities
By Catherine Nagel | Posted on November 5, 2018
With 80 percent of U.S. residents living in urban areas, neighborhood parks offer a unique opportunity to be a part of the solution to America's activity deficit.
Announcing the 2018 Great Urban Parks Campaign Grantees
By Jenny Cox | Posted on November 2, 2018
The 10 selected grantees demonstrate their commitment to ensuring green stormwater infrastructure projects not only address local environmental issues, but also provide the community a sense of ownership over the project.