In this episode of Open Space Radio, we chat with Ed McMahon, the senior resident fellow at the Urban Land Institute, about the importance of placemaking and why developers should invest in parks and open space.
Even though parks and open space are vital to every community, many parks are being converted to non-park uses. In some cases, the conversions of these parks are for other valuable public purposes, such as schools or roads, but the net effect is the same — the parks are lost.
On our 25th episode, we asked you to let us know some of the things that you deal with in your career in parks and recreation that really annoy you, and you answered the call.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we talk about how our public built environments impact health behaviors such as physical activity and recreation, and the environment where we spend most of our time, such as work, school and sleep, has an effect on our leisure time physical activity.
In this episode of Open Space Radio, we caught up with Becky Dunlap from the "Becky Talks Parks" podcast at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.
In this episode, we chat about why universal recreation is important and how it can improve all aspects of parks and recreation.
To celebrate the 25th episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing the things we love about park and recreation professionals.
Unstructured, hands-on, risk play is making a comeback, and it can teach kids lessons and skills that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
Peter Kageyama, one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference, discusses why he loves parks.
July is Park and Recreation Month! On this episode, we chat with the Waukegan Park District in Illinois about how they're celebrating and all the great events they have planned.
As one of the largest providers of meals during out-of-school times, park and recreation agencies are making significant impacts in their communities.
In this episode, we speak with Mr. Joe Trevino, a 93-year-old veteran, and Irma Yepez-Perez, a Senior Management Analyst at the City of Fresno PARCS department.
The story about a baby owl who fell from its nest and, after the heroic acts of Ted Mattingly, NRPA's resident hero and Director of Facilities and Administrative Services, was returned to safety.
We asked kids to design their dream park at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, and you're going to want to hear about some of these creations!
In this episode, we're taking a look at public interest and attitudes toward digital solutions for park and recreation services.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is largely preventable by taking certain steps.
A shift in how people are getting around cities could mean a change in the future of land use in urban areas.
San Francisco is the first and only city in the nation where 100 percent of residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.