The countdown to September’s BioBlitz is on! In only a few short weeks, communities across the country will celebrate our fourth annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz. Here are a few tips for hosting your own BioBlitz in your community.
To support park and recreation professionals looking to recruit more families into their youth sports programming, NRPA has developed a suite of family-facing resources that showcases what sets park and recreation youth sports apart from the rest.
Due to a recent rise in cases, the World Health Organization declared the spreading monkeypox outbreak a global public health emergency on Saturday, July 23. Here's what you should know.
With July being Park and Recreation Month and this year’s theme being “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation,” Clement Lau, a departmental facilities planner with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, shares one way for park and recreation professionals to rise up: telling our stories.
NRPA’s SNAP and WIC Outreach Toolkit provides information for park and recreation professionals on how to provide SNAP/WIC outreach directly to community members, connecting them to enrollment and retention assistance for increased access to affordable and healthy foods.
The August issue of Parks & Recreation magazine is out now, and on today’s bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we’re diving deeper into one of this month’s feature stories, titled, “Homelessness: How Can I Help?”
National Farmers Market Week, taking place August 7-13, is an annual celebration hosted by Farmers Market Coalition that highlights the vital role farmers markets play in the national food system.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing how Montgomery County, Maryland, is celebrating Latino Conservation Week with Michelle Ramirez, the public outreach specialist for Montgomery Parks.
On the latest episode of Open Space Radio, we map out all the resources you need to have a successful Park and Recreation Month this July.
After more than 50 years, the White House will once again convene a national Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022. Here's how you can get involved and make your voice heard.
This resource is an opportunity for your agency to center the community in its decision-making and create systemic change that will lead to more equitable, inclusive, healthy and resilient park spaces.
On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by 10-year-old Evangeline Iarossi, who wrote a letter to Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about the inequities between girls' and boys' sports, as well as Heather Wolf-Erickson and Sherisha Hills of City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, who are helping to address these inequities.
On the July bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're diving deeper into the story behind our Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest and discussing how Phoenix is honoring Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to her lose her life in combat while serving in the U.S. military.
We are thrilled to share a new resource, Community Wellness Hubs: A Toolkit for Advancing Community Health and Well-Being, which provides guidance on how to create your own Community Wellness Hub.
Whether this is the first year your community is hosting a Pride event or its fifty-second, it is essential to keep the tradition going, because parks are at the heart of community and they’re at the heart of Pride.
This June as we honor the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, NRPA celebrates our park and recreation professionals who continue to fight until the full promise of Title IX becomes real: so all girls and women have access to and benefit from sports equally.
As we observe June's annual Pride Month, a month where the LGBTQ+ community celebrates in many different ways, the issue of cyberbullying for youth takes on particular urgency.
These three terms are ever-present in our country’s discourse, and they’re often used interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing? We’ve created this Quick Read to break down each of these definitions to help you determine which word is best to use in different contexts.