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National Summer Learning Day: The Critical Role of Parks and Rec in Summer Nutrition and Learning

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on July 12, 2018

July 12 is National Summer Learning Day!

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Advocating for Green Infrastructure in the Water Resources Development Act

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on June 19, 2018

NRPA will work over the summer to encourage passage of the Senate version of the WRDA bill and ask the House and Senate to include green infrastructure in their final package.

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Kicking Off Summer Park Champion-Style in the Big Orange

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on June 18, 2018

East Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs kicked off their summer meal program and second-annual Park Champion event with a bang and a bouncy house in Rowley Park.

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NRPA Advocates for Water Safety & Drowning Prevention on Capitol Hill

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on June 14, 2018

As pools and open-water recreation areas kick into full swing this summer, access to water safety education is critical to prevent deaths due to drowning.

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Ag-vocating for Parks and Recreation in the 2018 Farm Bill

By Wes King & Reana Kovalcik | Posted on May 23, 2018

Over the last decade, U.S. park and recreation agencies have helped catapult the farm-to-fork and local food movements from niche efforts to mainstream industries.

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It's Time to Build

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on May 23, 2018

Infrastructure Week 2018 brought together infrastructure advocates from across the political spectrum to discuss the need for the country to address our infrastructure needs.

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Afterschool Meals: A Snapshot of Participation

By Clarissa Hayes | Posted on March 30, 2018

The Afterschool Nutrition Programs connect children to the food they need while also drawing them into a safe afterschool environment where they can learn, socialize and be active.

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FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill Passes

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on March 23, 2018

Thanks to Congress for making local parks and recreation a priority.

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Pool Safely Grant Opportunity and Free Resources

By Cassie Pais and Kate Clabaugh | Posted on March 6, 2018

The Pool Safely Campaign and the Pool Safely Grant Program offer funding and free resources to prevent drownings and drain entrapment in pools and spas.

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Grant Opportunity to Fund Community Coalitions Preventing Substance Use Among Youth

By Cassie Pais and Kate Clabaugh | Posted on February 28, 2018

Our Commit to Health campaign continues to expand well beyond programming related to nutrition and physical activity.

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FY19 Presidential Budget Request: Deep Cuts to Park and Rec Priorities

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on February 13, 2018

The White House released its FY19 budget request yesterday, kicking off debate for the next budget cycle.

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NRPA Asks Congress to Invest in Arthritis

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on February 7, 2018

NRPA asks Congress to fund the CDC Arthritis Program at $16 million to continue its critical work to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis nationwide.

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NRPA’s Board of Directors Take to Capitol Hill

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on January 30, 2018

Thank you to NRPA’s Board of Directors for assisting us in moving our legislative agenda forward.

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Mount Airy Parks and Recreation Hosts Congresswoman Virginia Foxx

By Jayni Rasmussen and Chelsea Hodgkins | Posted on January 23, 2018

Mount Airy Parks and Rec invited the new chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. Virginia Foxx, for Hero Day in the local Riverside Park.

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Congress Ends Government Shutdown

By Kate Clabaugh | Posted on January 22, 2018

Today Congress passed a temporary spending agreement to end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8.

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East Goshen Parks and Recreation Brings History to Life for Congressman Ryan Costello

By Jayni Rasmussen and Chelsea Hodgkins | Posted on January 17, 2018

On June 3, 2017, East Goshen Township Parks and Recreation brought history to life for 3,500 residents and elected officials, including Congressman Ryan Costello, at the East-West Goshen Bicentennial Celebration.

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Bringing Inclusive Parks to Oklahoma: Mustang Hosts Senator James Lankford

By Jayni Rasmussen and Chelsea Hodgkins | Posted on January 11, 2018

In just two years, Lynly Grider, in collaboration with the Mustang Parks and Recreation Department, elected officials and community groups, designed, funded and built Brittany’s Play Adventure — Mustang’s first all-inclusive park.

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Welcome Kyle Simpson

By NRPA Public Policy | Posted on January 4, 2018

NRPA is proud to welcome Kyle Simpson, Senior Government Affairs Manager, to our public policy team.

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