Diving Deeper Into NRPA’s 2021 Engagement With Parks Report
By Melissa May | Posted on October 28, 2021
Each year, NRPA conducts an annual survey of 1,000 U.S. adults focusing on the general public’s interaction with and opinions of parks and recreation, resulting in the Engagement With Parks Report. This is the first in a blog series exploring the results of the 2021 Engagement With Parks Report.
Coffee Talk Replay: Continuing to Center Equity in All We Do — Episode 101
By Cort Jones | Posted on October 26, 2021
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're replaying one of our Coffee Talks from the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference with NRPA Vice President of Education and Chief Equity Officer Autumn Saxton-Ross.
Building Better Communities: Centering Equity in Water-Based Play Spaces
By Lyndsey Younger and Kathy McKenna | Posted on October 19, 2021
Two splash pad projects in Huntington, West Virginia, and Alton, Illinois, focus not only on providing a water play experience integrated with environmental stewardship educational components, but also on ensuring these spaces are inclusive for all members of the community regardless of ability.
American Rescue Plan Funds Now Flowing Into States and Local Communities
By NRPA Public Policy and Advocacy Team | Posted on October 15, 2021
Learn the latest on how the American Rescue Plan funds are being used and how to access them to maximize social and economic recovery in your community.
Park Access: More Than Just Proximity
By Clement Lau, AICP, DPPD | Posted on October 14, 2021
Park access is not just about reducing travel distance to a park; it is a much more complex and multi-faceted issue that requires a variety of creative solutions.
Coffee Talk Replay: Out-of-School Time Programs: Essential for Health and Well-Being — Episode 100
By Cort Jones | Posted on October 12, 2021
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're replaying one of the Coffee Talks from the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference, featuring Brodrick Clarke, vice president of programs at National Summer Learning Association; Daniel Hatcher, director of community partnerships at Alliance for a Healthier Generation; and Allison Colman, NRPA director of health.