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Paving the Way for Girls and Women in Sports — Episode 143

By Cort Jones and Cara Myers | Posted on September 26, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by DiDi Haračić, a professional soccer player and goalkeeper for Angel City FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month in Parks and Recreation

By Josue Pasillas, MPA | Posted on September 21, 2023

With a population where more than 50 percent of the individuals identify as Hispanic and/or Latino, the Waukegan Park District celebrates the diversity of the Latino community during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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New Coalition Ensures San Francisco's Park System Flourishes

By Jake Ramirez | Posted on September 21, 2023

The San Francisco Parks Alliance is launching two affiliate organizations to help achieve its mission of creating, sustaining and advocating for San Francisco’s parks and public spaces.

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What Is a Training Grant and Why Should I Apply?

By Colleen Pittard | Posted on September 18, 2023

Training grants are grants that do not always provide funds, but instead provide training, coaching and technical assistance. Since 2016, NRPA has been offering instructor training grants for evidenced-based physical activity programs and we just opened applications for another round!

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Youth Sports Equity Takes Center Stage at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference

By Nelly Musselman and Teresa Morrissey | Posted on September 13, 2023

Access to youth sports is taking center stage at the 2023 NRPA Annual Conference, taking place October 10-12 in Dallas. Learn more about the Day Two Panel, "The Ball Is in Our Court: Leveraging the Power of Parks and Recreation to Advance Youth Sports Equity."

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A Listen Back at 2023 So Far — Episode 142

By Cort Jones | Posted on September 12, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we take a listen back at the wisdom and experience of some of our favorite guests from this year so far.

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Building Resilient Park Access in Detroit

By Justin Taylor and Rachel Felder | Posted on September 8, 2023

Through NRPA’s Resilient Park Access grant, Detroit Parks and Recreation was given the opportunity to create seven nature pockets that are centered in equity and social and climate resiliency.

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How Las Vegas Is Leading the Way in Technology and Recreation — Episode 141

By Cort Jones | Posted on August 29, 2023

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we are diving into the dynamic world where recreation and technology intersect with staff from the Las Vegas Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs department.

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Putting Equity Into Practice: The Role of Parks and Recreation

By Tiff Cunin | Posted on August 16, 2023

NRPA’s Equity in Practice certificate program is designed to serve as a transformative experience for park and recreation professionals and is a commitment to promoting equity within every facet of the park and recreation profession.

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Advancing Resilient Park Access in Lynnwood, Washington — Episode 140

By Cort Jones | Posted on August 8, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we explore how Lynnwood (Washington) Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is advancing community-driven, systems-level strategies for equitable park access.

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Advancing Equity Through the RCN Program

By Elyse Gentile | Posted on July 25, 2023

The Department of Transportation is offering grant funding for projects that increase multimodal access to recreation and park spaces, making park and recreation agencies the perfect applicants.

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Local Partnerships Build Resilient Park Access

By Rukmini Kalamangalam | Posted on July 21, 2023

NRPA is partnering with Bobcat Company, a global compact equipment, innovation and worksite solutions brand, to advance our shared goals of building vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

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The Importance of Community-Based Organizations in Parks and Recreation

By Clement Lau, DPPD, FAICP | Posted on July 20, 2023

As a planner for over 17 years at the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Clement Lau has partnered and worked closely with numerous CBOs in L.A. County on equity-driven, transformational plans and projects.

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Elevate Community Health with National Farmers Market Week This August

By Liliana Ruiz Fischer | Posted on July 18, 2023

National Farmers Market Week is approaching! The 24th annual celebration takes place August 6 to 12, 2023, and highlights the vital role farmers markets play in the nation’s food system.

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Where Community Grows in Columbus, Ohio — Episode 139

By Cort Jones | Posted on July 11, 2023

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we discuss how Columbus (Ohio) Recreation and Parks is creating high-quality, safe and inclusive spaces for the community so everyone can benefit from the power of parks and recreation.

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The Power of Connection: Juan Carlos Acevedo's Story of Finding Community at the NRPA Annual Conference

By Michael Biedenstein, CPRP, AFO | Posted on June 27, 2023

For Juan Carlos Acevedo, the superintendent of marketing and communications at the Wheeling Park District, the NRPA Annual Conference has been a pivotal experience toward building more diverse, equitable and inclusive park and recreation systems.

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Where Community Grows in Glenwood Springs, Colorado — July Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 22, 2023

On the July bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're diving deeper into the story behind our annual Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest winner, City of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation's therapeutic recreation program.

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Celebrating Pride Month in Parks and Recreation — Episode 138

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 13, 2023

On today’s episode of Open Space Radio, we’re looking back at some of our previous episodes discussing LGBTQ+ inclusion in parks and recreation.

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