Water play spaces can rejuvenate a communities’ core, be an element to include to reimagine flood-prone areas, and reconnect the community to the benefits, fun and wonder of water play.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing how trees play a critical role in building environmental resilience, cooling our neighborhoods, and improving the health of our communities with Jad Daley, president and CEO of American Forests.
On the April bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by Ayanna Williams, MSW, NRPA director of community and environmental resilience, to discuss all the ways park and recreation professionals are celebrating Earth Day with their communities.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations has issued an updated report, which contains several implementable strategies to improve the climate resilience of people and nature that park and recreation professionals may find insightful.
The recently completed Battery Playscape in New York City offers an example of how to make resiliency a key component of a project while delivering a new and unique playground.
In continuing to provide learning opportunities and resources that may be beneficial to NRPA members — including various federal resources — we wanted to share information on the Department of Defense (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're talking with Dani Reyes-Acosta, a mountain athlete and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside and how we build community with others on this planet.
On the final episode of Open Space Radio for the year, our host Cort Jones reflects on the 13 most-downloaded episodes from 2021 and shares inspiring messages from guests of each episode.
Our profession faced a new normal during the past year and a half and programs like the Parks for Pollinator BioBlitz proved extremely helpful in getting our communities outside to experience nature safely.
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.
NRPA partnered with Justice Outside to create a resource that provides a process, resources, as well as case studies, to help professionals thoughtfully explore how to engage in community building work around natural resources and conservation efforts.
"The Friendly City” is a motto that the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, takes to heart, and Mike Hott, the city’s landscape supervisor is helping make it friendly for pollinators, as well. Learn how they will leverage the Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz in their city wide pollinators program.
The August issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of the podcast, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories, titled, “A River Runs Through It.”
The Delores Fenwick Nature Center serves the City of Pearland, Texas, a small community just south of Houston. Here's how its staff are planning to make their future BioBlitz events more equitable.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're replaying one of our Coffee Talks from last year's NRPA Virtual, when we were joined by Kenny Weigandt from Willamalane Park and Recreation District in Oregon, and John DiSpaldo, a regional preparedness liaison for FEMA, to discuss being prepared for disasters due to a changing climate.
Climate.Park.Change. is a pilot toolkit created by Sasaki in partnership with NRPA. This toolkit compiles data on how climate change is affecting park and recreation spaces and offers physical design and community engagement solutions to address climate impacts and other challenges.
We asked NRPA's Conservation, Health and Park Access teams for some summer activity recommendations — check out a few of their ideas highlighting fun ways you can spend time together as a family and make new memories this summer.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing how the Climate for Health Ambassador Training, taking place this June in partnership with Climate for Health, will benefit park and recreation professionals at all experience levels.