Park and Recreation Mentors in ‘Advocacy August’
By Lauren Kiefert, Dan McCarthy and Elvis Cordova | Posted on August 30, 2021
Every August, MENTOR — the National Mentoring Partnership — provides education and resources to boost advocacy efforts in support of the field’s policy priorities. Known as Advocacy August, MENTOR amps up its impact by sharing ways to get educated on how to be an effective grassroots advocate, learn more about MENTOR’s legislative priorities and take action today!
Don’t Miss Coffee Talks at the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference — Bonus Episode
By Cort Jones | Posted on August 24, 2021
On this bonus episode of Open Space Radio, you get a sneak peek at the guests who will be joining us for this year's Coffee Talks at the NRPA Annual Conference.
Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources: Keeping Kids Safe and Active During COVID-19
By Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) | Posted on August 18, 2021
Like other parks departments nationwide, Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources in North Carolina canceled all of their regular sports programming for kids in the spring of 2020 because of the pandemic. But they still offered programs to help kids in their community get active — all while working to bring back athletic opportunities for the fall.
Parks and Recreation + Public Libraries = Partners in Advancing Community Well-Being
By Allison Colman | Posted on August 11, 2021
Libraries and park and recreation agencies are increasingly leveraging their unique resources, strengths and assets to collaborate and work towards the shared goals of advancing equity, promoting health and wellness, closing the opportunity gap, and building environmental and community resiliency.
Our Park and Recreation Community Poem: Everything Around You… — Episode 097
By Cort Jones | Posted on August 10, 2021
On this episode of Open Space Radio, hear New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander read our Park and Recreation Month Community Poem — one poem comprised of your poetry submissions!