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Transforming Oil Fields Into Parks: A Cornerstone of Just Transition

By Clement Lau, DPPD, FAICP | Posted on June 27, 2024

In the era of climate change and environmental degradation, the concept of a "just transition" has gained prominence. One notable example is the transformation of oil fields into parks and open space where and when appropriate as determined through a stakeholder engagement process.

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Creating a Brighter Future Through Equitable Access to Youth Sports

By Teresa Morrissey and Maureen Neumann | Posted on June 26, 2024

Through the Youth Sports Equity Grant Program, NRPA and Musco Lighting are excited to partner with local park and recreation agencies to increase equitable access to youth sports, especially for youth of color, girls, LGBTQ+ youth, youth from low-income homes and youth with disabilities.

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Celebrating Pride: The Power of Partnership and Allyship — Episode 155

By Christina High and Cort Jones | Posted on June 25, 2024

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we discuss an important partnership in Nevada that provides safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community to recreate outdoors, build a relationship with nature and build a sense of belonging.

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5 Tips for Building a Teen Leadership Program

By Cassie Paddock, CPRP | Posted on June 18, 2024

Starting a teen leadership program is a chance to equip the next generation with skills, confidence and a sense of responsibility. Here are five practical tips to help you create a successful teen leadership program.

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Are You Taking Advantage of NRPA’s Volunteer Opportunities?

By Jay Tryon, CPRP | Posted on June 7, 2024

Jay Tryon, CPRP, the deputy director for City of Concord Parks & Recreation, shares how NRPA's various volunteer opportunities have impacted his career.

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Transforming the Lives of Older Adults Through Park and Recreation Programs

By Allie Ziegler | Posted on June 3, 2024

The final blog post in this series highlights the transformative impact of parks and recreation on the physical, mental and social well-being of the valued older adults in our communities.

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