Park Access 410

Taking Park Access for Granted and Resources to Help

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 14, 2018

Check out this preview of all the sessions at the upcoming NRPA Annual Conference that can help agencies improve park access.

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Understanding Equity in Parks and Recreation 410

Understanding Equity in Parks and Recreation

By Jared Mummert | Posted on August 14, 2018

What is “social equity” and what does it mean for your park agency?

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Free the Beach 410

Free the Beach!

By Robert García | Posted on August 14, 2018

The City Project, GreenLatinos and California LULAC oppose an unfair settlement agreement and support equal access to the California coast.

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NRPA Conference Once Its Over 410

Making the Most of Your NRPA Annual Conference Experience Once It’s Over

By Katherine Stokke | Posted on August 10, 2018

Find out what one conference attendee does to stymie the post-conference letdown.

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PHIT Act Blog 410

Congress Is Getting PHIT, Thanks to You!

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on August 2, 2018

Passage of the PHIT Act in the House represents an increased support for physical activity as a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle.

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Pool Safely Blog 410

Learn How to Pool Safely!

By Elizabeth Gonzales | Posted on August 1, 2018

Pool Safely is a national public education campaign that works with partners around the country to reduce child drownings and entrapment in swimming pools and spas.

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PK 410

Parks and Rec Brings the Fun — Episode 023

By Cort Jones | Posted on July 31, 2018

Peter Kageyama, one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference, discusses why he loves parks.

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NRPA Conference Health and Wellness Sessions 410

Our Hand-Picked Health and Wellness Sessions at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on July 25, 2018

Here are our top choices for sessions that will help you engage your community, partners and stakeholders in your health and wellness offerings.

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Tualatin Riverkeepers 410

Green Jobs Training Program Incorporates Green Infrastructure into Year Three of Program

By Ruby Buchholtz | Posted on July 19, 2018

Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization working to protect and restore Oregon’s Tualatin River system.

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susan mong blog 410

Reflecting on My First Year as a Newbie in the World of Parks and Recreation

By Susan Mong | Posted on July 17, 2018

Susan Mong, Finance Analyst for Johnson County Park and Recreation District, on the things that stood out in her first year working in parks and recreation.

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Eureka Mobile Library 410

National Summer Learning Day: The Critical Role of Parks and Rec in Summer Nutrition and Learning

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on July 12, 2018

July 12 was National Summer Learning Day!

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Protecting Health Information 410

How to Protect Health Information in Your Recreation Organization

By ePACT Network | Posted on July 11, 2018

Health information is considered personally identifiable information, and can have negative consequences if it’s used or managed improperly.

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tick 410

How to Prevent Ticks and Still Enjoy the Outdoors

By Rich Dolesh | Posted on July 9, 2018

Ticks are an outdoor hazard with perhaps one of the highest yuck factors of any biting or stinging insect in nature.

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PRMonthLogo2018 Web 410

Celebrating "A Lifetime of Discovery!" — Episode 022

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 29, 2018

July is Park and Recreation Month! On this episode, we chat with the Waukegan Park District in Illinois about how they're celebrating and all the great events they have planned.

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Community Garden Tips 410

Five Tips for Getting Your Community Garden Growing

By Karen Weeks | Posted on June 21, 2018

Community gardens are a wonderful way to not only green up the neighborhood, but also to bring neighbors together.

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Advocating for Green Infrastructure 410

Advocating for Green Infrastructure in the Water Resources Development Act

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on June 19, 2018

NRPA will work over the summer to encourage passage of the Senate version of the WRDA bill and ask the House and Senate to include green infrastructure in their final package.

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Park Champion blog 410

Kicking Off Summer Park Champion-Style in the Big Orange

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on June 18, 2018

East Orange Recreation and Cultural Affairs kicked off their summer meal program and second-annual Park Champion event with a bang and a bouncy house in Rowley Park.

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Bridgeport Hill Briefing 410

NRPA Advocates for Water Safety & Drowning Prevention on Capitol Hill

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on June 14, 2018

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.

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