One part good research, one part taking the pulse of NRPA members, one part blue-sky thinking, the Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2019 are here.
The Get to Know program, an art contest that encourages kids to connect with nature, was founded in part with the support of internationally famous wildlife artist, Robert Bateman.
NRPA recently won six awards, including the coveted Publisher's Choice Award for best overall entry, in the Association TRENDS 2015 All-Media Contest.
Awards season is here and it’s time to get busy on that Gold Medal Award application!
NRPA interviewed Jim Peterson, NRPA's first program chair.
NRPA interviewed Robert Toalson, NRPA's 24th president.
NRPA interviewed Tony Mobley, the youngest NRPA president.
NRPA interviewed R. Dean Tice, NRPA's most-traveled executive director.
Linda Oakleaf, Ph.D., provides the “why” and “how” for using Twitter to help your park and recreation agency achieve more visibility and build relationships.
Long-awaited national guidelines on the design, development and management of nature play areas were recently released. These guidelines will be invaluable to the park and recreation profession.
The U.S. Forest Service manages more than 4 million acres along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range, and in recent years, the land has been inundated with problems due to illegal trail building by mountain bikers in the area.
Zombie Survival Camp, a week long day camp program in which children learn basic wilderness survival skills, emergency disaster planning and teamwork all while fighting off occasional attacks from what I call “real” fake zombies.
Each month, as you crack the spine of a fresh Parks & Recreation Magazine, we hope the experience is both exciting and familiar.
In the April 2013 issue of Parks & Recreation Magazine, Samantha Bartram wrote about play deserts and their effects on community and national health and wellness. Explore resources to combat play deserts in your community.
As we put our February issue to bed, those of us at Parks & Recreation Magazine pondered our colorful cover, meant to illustrate the excitement of adult sports trends. Our graphic designer Matt Brubaker pointed out, “even with all that color there is a lack of diversity.
We asked three NRPA staff members — a first-time NRPA Annual Conference attendee, a second-timer and a veteran from the field — to share their perspective and offer thoughts about the event.
Daily video blog from the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition in Houston, TX. Kayode Lewis and Taylor Potter give an interesting take on their final day at the event.
Daily video blog from the 2013 NRPA Congress and Exposition in Houston, TX. Kayode Lewis and Taylor Potter give an interesting take on their third day at the event, what they learned and what they experienced.