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Simple Solutions to Common Park and Recreation Problems

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on October 18, 2017

NRPA Annual Conference sessions led by some of the best park and recreation professionals in the field highlighted some answers to common issues.

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Drones in Parks: Part 3. Opportunities, Innovative Uses and the Future — Episode 008

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 17, 2017

In this third and final installment of our series on drones in parks, we speak with Rich Dolesh, NRPA’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives on the future of drones in parks.

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Parks and Recreation’s Big Picture Issues

By Tim Herd, CPRE | Posted on October 10, 2017

Despite the many benefits of parks and recreation, our field has many hurdles to overcome both from internal and external forces if we are to reach our full potential.

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Drones in Parks: Part 2. To Fly or Not to Fly: How Park Managers Manage Drones — Episode 007

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 2, 2017

In this episode of Open Space Radio, we continue our three-part series on drones in parks. In the second segment, I speak with Evie Kirkwood, Director of St. Joseph County Parks in Indiana.

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Greening Gary, IN from the Ground Up through Community Engagement

By Angela Larsen | Posted on September 15, 2017

The Alliance for the Great Lakes worked with community members in Gary to create meaningful Green Infrastructure projects that matter to them.

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Why Staying on Top of Park and Rec Trends is Important (and How to Do It)

By Michael Kalvort, CPRE | Posted on September 7, 2017

Michael J. Kalvort, CPRE, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Virginia Beach, shares how staying on top of park and recreation trends allows him and his department to best serve their community.

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Harvey and How We Can Help — Episode 005

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 1, 2017

This week we’re discussing what’s been on top of all of our minds over the past week or so — hurricane Harvey and the devastating destruction it’s wrought on Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf Shore.

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5 Ways You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By Barbara Tulipane | Posted on August 31, 2017

The appeals to help support victims of hurricane Harvey in Texas and beyond can be heard everywhere. The need is great now and it won’t go away once the rains and floodwaters subside.

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Making Sense of Charlottesville Through Local Leadership

By Leon T. Andrews, Jr. | Posted on August 17, 2017

NRPA Chair-Elect Leon Andrews writes about the importance of local leadership in standing up for equity.

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Americans Are Staying Put and It’s Affecting All of Us — Episode 003

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 15, 2017

NRPA staff members share their opinions about a recent Wall Street Journal article that explores how Americans are staying put even though moving might bring them more opportunity.

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Healthy Greenspaces, Clean Water, Community Pride

By Jennifer Cox | Posted on May 31, 2017

Green stormwater infrastructure offers a hopeful solution to both environmental and social challenges when implemented in a thoughtful and meaningful way.

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5 Reasons to Hike with Your Kids

By Jessica Culverhouse | Posted on March 30, 2016

Make a pledge to take your child out to hike in a park on May 21 for National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day.

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Update on LWCF and Active Transportation

By Dave Tyahla | Posted on November 6, 2015

Recently, action has been taken involving two of NRPA’s policy priorities – the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and continued federal funding for active transportation options.

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Can You Walk to Your Park?

By Allison Colman | Posted on April 30, 2015

Parks have the ability to bring together communities to experience a plethora of health and wellness activities! How are your community members getting to your parks?

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Innovating for Health

By Samantha Bartram | Posted on March 20, 2015

Leaders at Miami-Dade County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS), shared concepts of place-making through strategic policies, programs and partnerships at NRPA’s first Innovation Lab.

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Playing in the Streets

By NRPA | Posted on March 2, 2015

In 2014, Kevin O’Hara continued his duties as serving as a member of the Open Streets Network of Champions by taking a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico to experience ViaRecreActiva.

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Arlington, Virginia: Growing Fast, Lean, and Green

By Jayni Rasmussen | Posted on January 13, 2015

Arlington County is balancing its size with its green building initiatives and its status as one of the fastest-growing areas in Virginia.

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Demonstrating the Power of Parks to Combat Hunger

By Sage Learn | Posted on November 7, 2014

Park and recreation agencies are the largest public provider, outside of schools, for USDA-funded feeding programs. These initiatives provide healthy meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during out-of-school times.

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