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Four Secrets to Help You Pass Your CPRP Exam

By Kate Connell, CPRP | Posted on October 19, 2018

If you've been considering becoming a CPRP, check out these tips to assist you in your studies (hint: they're from someone who recently took the exam!).

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Small Town Department, Big Time Marketing

By Andrew Lance | Posted on October 17, 2018

Awareness in your city or town can be a big problem, especially if you are a smaller department, but here are some tips and tricks to help you improve your social media presence.

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A Safe Place to Be: Monte Vista Kids Connection Fills Rural Role

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on October 16, 2018

Monte Vista Kids Connection was one of ten rural park and recreation agencies who received grant funds from the Walmart Foundation and NRPA to increase access to healthy food and nutrition education in their out-of-school-time programs.

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Give the Screens a Rest

By Rinny Yourman | Posted on October 16, 2018

This fall is the perfect time for local parks, recreation departments and nature centers to plan ahead for Screen-Free Week 2019.

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World Arthritis Day 2018: Increasing Awareness Parks and Recreation Style

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on October 12, 2018

Today is World Arthritis Day. People around the world are encouraged to to work towards increasing awareness about arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. NRPA is accepting applications for a grant opportunity which trains local park and recreation staff as instructors to offer an evidence-based physical activity program in their community.

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Afterschool Suppers Annual Report Calls for Increasing Afterschool Program Funding

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on October 10, 2018

This week, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) released the annual Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation report.

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The Release of The Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit

By Lindsey Kearney | Posted on October 9, 2018

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.

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What's Next for LWCF?

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on October 5, 2018

As the end of the September has come and gone, so has the deadline to reauthorize the Land and Water Conversation Fund.

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The Greening of Detroit

By Monica Tabares | Posted on October 3, 2018

How the city of Detroit is using its Green Stormwater Infrastructure Community Outreach and Education Grant from NRPA and Southwest Airlines.

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Welcome to Parks: A Health and Wellness Solution!

By Kellie May | Posted on October 3, 2018

An overview of NRPA's Health and Wellness Team and their initiatives and priorities.

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What Does It Take to Raise the Bar in Parks and Rec? — Episode 027

By Cort Jones and Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 2, 2018

In this episode of Open Space Radio, we caught up with Becky Dunlap from the "Becky Talks Parks" podcast at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Mixing Work and Play: Building Awareness for Career and Tech Ed Opportunities in Parks and Rec

By Megan Phillippi | Posted on September 21, 2018

Afterschool and summer learning programs, including those offered by local parks and rec agencies, are well positioned to support youth in developing the in-demand skills and competencies sought by employers.

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Secretary Zinke Announces LWCF Allocations

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 21, 2018

Secretary Ryan Zinke announced this year’s Land and Water Conservation Fund allocations this week at Acadiana Park Nature Station in Louisiana.

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Universal Recreation: Meh or Magnificent? — Episode 026

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on September 18, 2018

In this episode, we chat about why universal recreation is important and how it can improve all aspects of parks and recreation.

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Historic Day for the Land and Water Conservation Fund!

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 14, 2018

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed legislation that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conversation Fund.

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Removing Barriers Through Aqua Fitness Programming

By Shauna Lewallen, CPRP | Posted on September 14, 2018

Neuro-Splash has become more than just exercise, for some participants it’s become a support network and given a new outlook on life

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The Dockless Invasion

By Kyle Simpson | Posted on September 12, 2018

The dockless bike and scooter revolution is making a play to enter many metropolitan areas and may be headed to your city next.

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New for Conference — Sport Your Personal Gender Pronoun!

By Allison Colman | Posted on September 10, 2018

A gender pronoun reflects who a person is, how they identify and how they would like to be referred to by others.

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