Advocacy is one of the most important services we provide to our members. Our public policy team works every day to represent the cause of public parks and recreation at the federal level by fighting for funding and legislation that improves access to open space and recreational opportunities for all people.

Learn About Federal Policy and Legislative Issues Impacting Parks and Recreation

Please take time to review these advocacy resources to learn about the federal policy and legislative issues impacting parks and recreation and what you can do to help advance the interest of parks and recreation in your community and throughout America.

NRPA Legislative Platform & Advocacy Resources

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From fact sheets and issue briefs, to reports and analysis, to NRPA submitted testimony and official comments, this one-stop shop will provide you with all of the tools you need to be an effective advocate for parks and recreation.

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Take Action

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Send messages directly to your members of Congress, learn the status of key legislation, and take direct action to advance the parks and recreation movement.

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Park Champion Initiative

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With the support of the NRPA Public Policy team, Park Champions are learning how to be effective advocates by engaging their elected officials with phone calls, letters, sign-ons, and events.

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News Stories

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NYC parks and rec now in charge of Hart Island cemetery

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Wash. city to move homeless from park tents to tiny houses

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Denver reiterates plans to cull Canada geese