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Having Fun and Doing the Right Thing in San Antonio — Episode 151

By Cort Jones and Cara Myers | Posted on February 13, 2024

On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're exploring an exciting partnership between NRPA, Bobcat Company and the San Antonio River Authority that is advancing resilient park access.

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Planting a Sustainable Future at Trueheart Ranch Nature Park

By Austin Barrett and Miriam Lamoreaux | Posted on February 8, 2024

On November 2, 2023, a few dozen warm-hearted people gathered on an unseasonably cold morning, just south of San Antonio, Texas, to celebrate the future of Trueheart Ranch Nature Park as part of NRPA's partnership with Bobcat Company.

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NRPA and RRF Foundation for Aging Join Forces to Empower Healthy Aging Through Parks and Recreation

By Natalia Ospina | Posted on January 31, 2024

NRPA has received $86,000 in grant funding to conduct a research project that will identify promising interventions and scale practices to promote social and intergenerational connectedness.

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Auburndale Park's Trail Revitalization with Bobcat and NRPA

By Charissa Hipp | Posted on January 18, 2024

The City of Auburn, Washington, was one of five recipients of a $50,000 Bobcat grant to support park improvement projects awarded as part of Bobcat’s 65th anniversary celebration in 2023.

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A Personalized and Flexible Approach to Continuous Learning in 2024

By NRPA Professional Development Team | Posted on January 4, 2024

In 2024, park and recreation professionals can look forward to opportunities from NRPA to learn at their own pace and focus on areas most relevant to them.

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Community Wellness Hub Thrives In Shawnee, Kansas

By Matt Mann | Posted on December 21, 2023

Matt Mann, the recreation manager for the City of Shawnee, Kansas, Parks & Recreation Department, peels back the curtain and give insight into what has made their Community Wellness Hub operate best.

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Youth Sports Equity Grant: Year One Roundup

By Nelson Musselman | Posted on December 19, 2023

NRPA is excited to share impacts from the inaugural Youth Sports Equity Grant Program, which is part of a multiyear partnership with Musco Lighting designed to advance equitable access to youth sports in parks and recreation.

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NRPA and Bobcat Partnership Builds Resilient Park Access: City of Stonecrest, Georgia

By Rukmini Kalamangalam | Posted on December 14, 2023

Thanks to Bobcat Company, The City of Stonecrest Parks and Recreation has recently completed a 1.5-mile trail in Everett Park. This project was one of five made possible by a partnership between Bobcat and NRPA.

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The Data Proves It: The Public Supports Park and Recreation Funding

By Catherine Tepper | Posted on October 26, 2023

In the latest in our Park Engagement Blog Series, we discuss the public’s support for park and recreation funding, initiatives they see as being most beneficial in their community, and their desire to be a part of the process.

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3 Tips for Creating Impactful (and Reusable) Event Content

By Matthew Burnell | Posted on October 20, 2023

Event content helps park and recreation agencies connect with their communities. Learn how to engage visitors by making your content impactful and reusable.

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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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What’s the Deal With Matching Funds?

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on August 22, 2023

When applying for federal grants or loans, applicants will come across a section titled, “cost sharing or matching requirements." To help park and recreation professionals navigate these murky waters, NRPA is proud to provide the Fund Matching 101 resource!

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Creating a Compelling Sponsorship Proposal: 3 Best Practices

By Sarah Sebastian | Posted on August 22, 2023

A compelling sponsorship proposal can earn your organization much-needed support for your next event. Use these key tips to craft your sponsorship proposal.

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Advancing Equity Through the RCN Program

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on July 25, 2023

The Department of Transportation is offering grant funding for projects that increase multimodal access to recreation and park spaces, making park and recreation agencies the perfect applicants.

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Local Partnerships Build Resilient Park Access

By Rukmini Kalamangalam | Posted on July 21, 2023

NRPA is partnering with Bobcat Company, a global compact equipment, innovation and worksite solutions brand, to advance our shared goals of building vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

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Sports Team Fundraising: 3 Strategies to Reach More Donors

By Brad Dowhaniuk | Posted on July 17, 2023

Funding your sports team can be an expensive endeavor. Use these strategies to get more donations so team members can continue to play and stay active.

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Youth Sports Equity Grant: Exciting Selection Announcement!

By Nelson Musselman | Posted on May 18, 2023

With support from Musco Lighting, NRPA is providing funding and in-kind support to local park and recreation agencies to increase opportunities for physical activity that are inclusive and welcoming to all.

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How to Engage Your Community Through Product Fundraising

By Debbie Salat | Posted on May 17, 2023

Product fundraisers can bring funds and support to your park and recreation department. Follow these steps to engage your community through product fundraising.

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