El Cajon Blog

El Cajon Plans Pocket Parks to Help ‘Underparked’ Areas

By Frank Carson | Posted on July 19, 2019

With a five percent increase in population in the past decade, the city of El Cajon, California, has become very diverse in a short period of time and residents are clamoring for more outdoor opportunities.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on July 2, 2019

Out-of-School Time programs provide a variety of protective factors that lower a child’s chance of experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Trauma-Informed Care

By Lauren Kiefert | Posted on June 26, 2019

From an organizational perspective, Trauma-Informed Care emphasizes respecting and appropriately responding to the effects of trauma at all levels.

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Chanute Recreation Commission Serves as Resilient Partner in Wake of Flooding

By Julie Aikens | Posted on June 25, 2019

Chanute Recreation Commission used its Increasing Access to Healthy Meals at Parks grant to create a space to serve as a community feeding center and shelter in the case of a community crisis or natural disaster.

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Seattle Parks and Recreation’s “Rainbow Recreation” Program: Serving Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Older Adults

By Cheryl Brown | Posted on June 18, 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a track record of working collaboratively with the community to make Seattle a more inclusive place to live.

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Creating Equitable Access to Parks and Recreation: NRPA’s Community Engagement Resource Guide

By Jared Mummert | Posted on June 17, 2019

This resource guide is designed to provide park and recreation professionals the tools to conduct community engagement, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion.

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Finding Community in Parks and Recreation — Episode 041

By Roxanne Sutton and Cort Jones | Posted on June 10, 2019

In celebration of Pride Month, we're talking about LGBTQ+ inclusion in parks and recreation on the latest episode of Open Space Radio with Jason Shriner, marketing manager for the City of Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Pride in Parks: The Role of Parks in the Pride Movement and Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

By Jared Mummert | Posted on June 6, 2019

It was at the Stonewall Inn in New York City that the gay pride movement was born — and right at the center of it all was a park.

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How Accessibility Is Impacting Fitness Trends — Episode 040

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on June 3, 2019

On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we have an inspiring conversation with 2012 Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Jennifer French, and Greenfields Outdoor Fitness CEO, Sam Mendelsohn.

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Vienna Community Center Connects Older Adults to the Community

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on May 24, 2019

NRPA’s Healthy Aging in Parks team recently visited the Vienna Community Center in Virginia to learn more about what they are doing to engage older adults in their community.

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Reducing Hunger Among Older Adults in Mount Vernon, New York

By Lesha Spencer-Brown, MPH, CPH | Posted on May 16, 2019

For many older adults in Mount Vernon, New York, the threat of hunger is a stark reality.

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Meaningful Community Engagement: NRPA Resource and Conference Training

By Jared Mummert | Posted on May 10, 2019

We have created a Community Engagement Resource Guide to ensure that equitable and inclusive community engagement is incorporated throughout the planning, design, maintenance and activation of neighborhood parks and park-system plans.

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Growing Food and Community: Garden for All Ages

By Kerstin Martin Ams | Posted on May 9, 2019

The Meadville Area Recreation Complex (MARC) Community Garden, entering its fifth season, is a gathering place for community members of all ages.

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More Than a Meal

By Erika Tang | Posted on March 26, 2019

Lewisville Parks and Recreation in Texas is helping older adults age well and supports NRPA’s Healthy Aging in Parks Initiative in efforts to improve and maintain the health and wellness of older adults through parks and recreation.

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Saving the World One Park at a Time

By Stacie Anaya | Posted on January 15, 2019

In 2018, Lewisville Parks & Recreation Department (Texas) was one of 12 recipients of the 10-Minute Walk Technical Assistance and Planning Grant, and they're moving full-steam ahead into 2019.

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Advancing Park Access and Quality Through Community Engagement

By Jared Mummert | Posted on November 27, 2018

Learn more about the speakers for the 10-Minute Walk Learning Series live Q&A session on December 5.

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Increasing Diabetes Awareness Through Parks and Rec

By Lesha Spencer-Brown MPH, CPH | Posted on November 16, 2018

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.

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Does Our Built Environment Impact Our Health Behaviors? — Episode 028

By Cort Jones | Posted on October 22, 2018

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.

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