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NRPA Parks Snapshot: Spring 2022 Survey Results

By Kevin Roth | Posted on May 13, 2022

In our Spring 2022 edition of NRPA Parks Snapshot, we check on the status of park and recreation agency funding, aquatics programming and, in particular, the hiring of lifeguards.

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2021 Engagement With Parks Report: The Parent Advocate

By Melissa May | Posted on December 16, 2021

Adults in the U.S. recognize the importance of parks and recreation in their community even if they do not consider themselves park users. One group, however, is an untapped champion for parks and recreation — parents.

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NRPA Parks Snapshot: 2021 Year-End Survey Results

By Kevin Roth | Posted on December 10, 2021

In our year-end edition of NRPA Parks Snapshot, we are looking at the challenges affecting park and recreation agencies as our nation continues to recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — particularly those that impact funding, staffing and programming.

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Engagement with Parks Report: Looking Back to See the Future

By Austin Barrett | Posted on December 2, 2021

To glimpse the future, it’s often helpful to look back to the past. So, to understand where we — park and recreation professionals — fit, let’s take a brief stroll through our recent history.

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2021 NRPA Engagement With Parks Report Shows Support for Parks and Recreation Is Universal

By Kevin Roth | Posted on November 11, 2021

In its six years of publication, the NRPA Engagement With Parks Report has demonstrated that people in nearly every city, town and county across the U.S. place a high value on the programs and services that park and recreation professionals deliver to their local communities.

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What's Your Story?

By Daniel Espada | Posted on May 29, 2019

Story maps are a simple yet powerful way to inform, motivate and inspire people with any story you want to tell that involves a geographic component.

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