Professionals in the park and recreation field enhance the quality of life for all people, through advancing environmental conservation efforts, social equity, and health and wellness. If you are interested in a career in the field, read these first-hand accounts of different career opportunities and learn what it's really like to be a park and recreation professional.

Member Spotlight: Greg Brown

2018 February NRPA Update Member Spotlight Greg Brown 410

Parks Superintendent for the City of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department in Pinellas County, Florida.

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Member Spotlight: Lucky D'Ascanio

2018 January NRPA Update Member Spotlight Lucky DAscanio 410

Lucky D’Ascanio, Falmouth Parks and Community Programs director, in Falmouth, Maine, has worked with providing programming for older adults for more than 20 years.

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Member Spotlight: Calandra Barnes

2017 December NRPA Update Member Spotlight Calandra Barnes 410

Calandra Barnes has been the special events coordinator for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department in North Carolina for 11 years.

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News Stories

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Former reservoir could be transformed into multilevel park in San Francisco

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Study examines usefulness of signage at neighborhood parks

3.15.18Around the Country

Ga. city's parks department is reorganized, rebranded