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

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In this episode, we sit down with Becky Dunlap, a passionate park and recreation professional and advocate, to learn how she ended up in a career in the field she loves so much without even realizing it.

Becky is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and a Project Consultant for GreenPlay, LLC, where she travels to local parks and rec around the country to help them create a vision for their communities. Becky is also the host of the podcast Becky Talks Parks, which is her passion project and a vessel to share resources, tips and tools with other park and recreation professionals (hey, we love a good parks and rec podcast).

We caught up with her last week at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis to find out:

  • Why she thinks parks and rec is the perfect job for millennials
  • The need for the field to continue to evolve in order to stay relevant
  • Why park and recreation professionals should be so proud of what they do!

Listen to the episode for the full story.