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The NRPA Engagement With Parks Report: How It Began

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on September 29, 2023

In October 2023, NRPA will once again be releasing the annual Engagement With Parks Report. Here's a little background on how this critical report began.

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Get the Most Out of the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference

By Amanda Hersey | Posted on September 27, 2023

It’s almost conference time! We’ve filled the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference schedule with inspirational education sessions, networking opportunities, celebrations and time to check out the latest products for our field.

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Launching the American Climate Corps

By Elyse Gentile and Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 27, 2023

Last week, President Joe Biden announced the launch of the American Climate Corps, which will allow approximately 20,000 young people to participate in workforce training and service initiatives in the clean energy, conservation and climate resiliency fields.

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Paving the Way for Girls and Women in Sports — Episode 143

By Cort Jones and Cara Myers | Posted on September 26, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by DiDi Haračić, a professional soccer player and goalkeeper for Angel City FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.

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Sneak Peek: 2023 NRPA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall

By Ruth Wheeler | Posted on September 25, 2023

Every year, nearly 500 partners and vendors set up booths and interactive exhibits, giving you an inside look at the latest products for our field. One of these amazing exhibitors is PlayCore, an organization that helps build stronger communities by advancing play and recreation in outdoor spaces.

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in Parks and Recreation

By Josue Pasillas, MPA | Posted on September 21, 2023

With a population where more than 50 percent of the individuals identify as Hispanic and/or Latino, the Waukegan Park District celebrates the diversity of the Latino community during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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New Coalition Ensures San Francisco's Park System Flourishes

By Jake Ramirez | Posted on September 21, 2023

The San Francisco Parks Alliance is launching two affiliate organizations to help achieve its mission of creating, sustaining and advocating for San Francisco’s parks and public spaces.

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What Is a Training Grant and Why Should I Apply?

By Colleen Pittard | Posted on September 18, 2023

Training grants are grants that do not always provide funds, but instead provide training, coaching and technical assistance. Since 2016, NRPA has been offering instructor training grants for evidenced-based physical activity programs and we just opened applications for another round!

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Youth Sports Equity Takes Center Stage at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference

By Nelly Musselman and Teresa Morrissey | Posted on September 13, 2023

Access to youth sports is taking center stage at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference, taking place October 10-12 in Dallas. Learn more about the Day Two Panel, "The Ball Is in Our Court: Leveraging the Power of Parks and Recreation to Advance Youth Sports Equity."

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A Listen Back at 2023 So Far — Episode 142

By Cort Jones | Posted on September 12, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we take a listen back at the wisdom and experience of some of our favorite guests from this year so far.

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Building Resilient Park Access in Detroit

By Justin Taylor and Rachel Felder | Posted on September 8, 2023

Through NRPA’s Resilient Park Access grant, Detroit Parks and Recreation was given the opportunity to create seven nature pockets that are centered in equity and social and climate resiliency.

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Celebrating and Protecting Biodiversity

By Clement Lau, DPPD, FAICP | Posted on September 5, 2023

Learn a few ways that park and recreation agencies celebrate and protect biodiversity, with specific examples of how the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation carries them out.

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Responsive Design for Park Websites: 3 Best Practices

By Ryan Felix | Posted on September 1, 2023

A well-designed website is an essential outreach tool for park and recreation agencies. Start designing a responsive website with these three best practices.

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