We explored the topic of staff well-being at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference. Here are a few of the creative ideas to support staff well-being that attendees shared.
In the latest edition of our Park Engagement Blog Series, we explore what proportion of U.S. residents live within walking distance from a local park or recreation facility.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk with Kenny Barnes, the program and outreach coordinator for Sustainability Matters, a grassroots environmental nonprofit dedicated to cultivating community through conservation and making sustainability fun, realistic and inclusive for all.
In this blog post, we explore one component of the 2023 Engagement With Parks Report — how park users get from their homes to parks, playgrounds, open spaces or recreation centers.
Community Wellness Hubs are designed to advance health and wellness across seven interdependent and interconnected dimensions of well-being — cultural, economic, emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical and social.
In October 2023, NRPA will once again be releasing the annual Engagement With Parks Report. Here's a little background on how this critical report began.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by DiDi Haračić, a professional soccer player and goalkeeper for Angel City FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.
With a population where more than 50 percent of the individuals identify as Hispanic and/or Latino, the Waukegan Park District celebrates the diversity of the Latino community during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The San Francisco Parks Alliance is launching two affiliate organizations to help achieve its mission of creating, sustaining and advocating for San Francisco’s parks and public spaces.
Training grants are grants that do not always provide funds, but instead provide training, coaching and technical assistance. Since 2016, NRPA has been offering instructor training grants for evidenced-based physical activity programs and we just opened applications for another round!
Access to youth sports is taking center stage at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference, taking place October 10-12 in Dallas. Learn more about the Day Two Panel, "The Ball Is in Our Court: Leveraging the Power of Parks and Recreation to Advance Youth Sports Equity."
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we take a listen back at the wisdom and experience of some of our favorite guests from this year so far.
Learn a few ways that park and recreation agencies celebrate and protect biodiversity, with specific examples of how the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation carries them out.
Team building provides numerous benefits for youth sports teams, from improving performance to cultivating friendships. Get started with these three ideas.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we explore how Lynnwood (Washington) Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is advancing community-driven, systems-level strategies for equitable park access.
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.
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.
National Farmers Market Week is approaching! The 24th annual celebration takes place August 6 to 12, 2023, and highlights the vital role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system.