November is National Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about diabetes — the seventh leading cause of death in the country — and its impact on millions of Americans.
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.
The role parks and recreation agencies can play in the prevention of opioid overdose is key, especially with the number of youth enrolled in out of school time programs.
In this episode, we chat about why universal recreation is important and how it can improve all aspects of parks and recreation.
Neuro-Splash has become more than just exercise, for some participants it’s become a support network and given a new outlook on life
A gender pronoun reflects who a person is, how they identify and how they would like to be referred to by others.
In Tunica, Mississippi, community leaders and organizations are working together to make changes that will provide better food access and improve health across the community.
Check out this preview of all the sessions at the upcoming NRPA Annual Conference that can help agencies improve park access.
What is “social equity” and what does it mean for your park agency?
The City Project, GreenLatinos and California LULAC oppose an unfair settlement agreement and support equal access to the California coast.
Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization working to protect and restore Oregon’s Tualatin River system.
As pools and open-water recreation areas kick into full swing this summer, access to water safety education is critical to prevent deaths due to drowning.
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.
Since 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to their communities.
The Afterschool Nutrition Programs connect children to the food they need while also drawing them into a safe afterschool environment where they can learn, socialize and be active.
NRPA's Awards Committee Chair shares insight on what she looks for in an award-winning application.
February gives us two great reasons to recognize and promote inclusion through parks and recreation — Black History Month and North American Inclusion Month.
Together, our park and recreation systems contribute expansively to a healthy economy, environment and society in at least 50 tangible ways.