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Only 52% Of Adults View Local Parks as Nature

By Kevin Roth | Posted on May 25, 2017

A recently released comprehensive study takes a closer look at how Americans connect with nature. The Nature of Americans report combines data to better understand their sentiment of nature, outdoor activities, perceived benefits, and more.

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2017 March Arthritis

Arthritis in America: The Role of Parks and Recreation

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on March 10, 2017

On March 7, 2017, the CDC released Vital Signs: Arthritis in America highlighting the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in America, along with activity limitations and measures than can be taken to combat arthritis.

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2017 March Park health

Parks: A True Health Solution

By Kevin Roth | Posted on March 6, 2017

A research brief published earlier this year highlights that parks are a health solution not just an aspirational goal.

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2017 January Engagement 410

Parks and Rec: Still Fighting for Funding

By Kevin Roth | Posted on January 19, 2017

Research shows that Americans have a strong, unwavering support for park and recreation funding. Yet, most park and recreation agencies have to fight for every dollar and dime they receive.

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What Americans Think About Walking to Parks

By Melissa May | Posted on December 22, 2016

Those boots are made for walkin’, but can they get you to your local park or recreation center?

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2016 December Health Research 410

The Public Agrees: Parks and Recreation Are Vital to Healthy Communities

By Kevin Roth | Posted on December 12, 2016

Recently released NRPA data finds that the American public wholeheartedly agrees that health and wellness should be a priority of their park and recreation agencies and strongly support actions consistent with this message.

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2016 December 29 times blog updated

29: Number of Times Americans Visit Their Local Parks Annually

By Daniel Espada | Posted on December 8, 2016

Among the top-level findings in the engagement survey is the fact that Americans visit their local parks and recreation facilities an average of 29 times per year.

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What You Had to Say About the 2016 NRPA Annual Conference

By Melissa May | Posted on December 2, 2016

Year after year, we here at NRPA continue to learn, grow and improve using the feedback we receive from our Annual Conference Attendee Survey. This year is no different. Here is what you said.

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