Five Days to Big Green Results during Earth Week

Lauren Hoffmann | April 29, 2014

 A few weeks ago, we told you all about the plans the NRPA Green Team put together for celebrating Earth Day and Earth Week here at NRPA HQ.  Our week wrapped up this past Friday and I think I can speak for the whole staff; it is amazing how much good you can do in just a little bit of time.


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Eliminating Play Deserts

Anne-Marie Spencer | April 24, 2014
In the April 2013 issue of Parks & Recreation Magazine, Associate Editor Samantha Bartram wrote about play deserts and their effects on community and national health and wellness. Here, Anne-Marie Spencer, vice president of marketing and communications for PlayCore, shares additional resources in the works to help eliminate these obstacles to play and invites your feedback on combating play deserts in your community. Read more

NRPA Gears Up for Earth Week

Roxanne Sutton | April 15, 2014
Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22—a reminder that we’re all part of this world and we’re responsible for taking care of it. However, as park and recreation professionals know all too well, one day out of 365 isn’t enough. Park and rec pros are the green leaders in their communities, so your national association is working on being the green leader here in our community. Read more

Gwinnett County Commits to Health!

Tina Fleming;Elizabeth Radley;Lindsey Daniels | April 10, 2014
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) recently joined the National Recreation and Park Association’s Commit to Health Initiative in part because in Gwinnett County, GA more than 170,000 residents are not involved in weekly leisure time. That’s 20 percent of our residents who are not participating in any physical activity. Read more

The Mentor

Kayode Lewis, CPRP | April 8, 2014
In February 2014’s edition of Parks & Recreation Magazine, Michael Bradley highlighted the value of developing a relationship with a professional mentor. Mentorship offers professionals an opportunity to listen, question and develop innovative strategies to serve their communities while advancing the profession. NRPA Young Professional and Administrator’s Network offers NRPA members the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program. My involvement in NRPA has afforded me the opportunity to be mentored by several mentors at the forefront of the field. Read more

How Clayton County Celebrates Park and Recreation Month!

Briana Yelverton | April 2, 2014
Clayton County Parks and Recreation has been celebrating Park and Recreation Month for many years. In this guest blog, Briana Yelverton, Marketing & Communications Specialist for Clayton County Parks and Recreation, discusses the ways they have found success in engaging their community with Park and Recreation Month. Read more


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