NRPA is excited to change up the way we do advocacy with the Park Champion™ initiative. Through the Park Champion™ initiative, NRPA members and community advocates are serving as year-round ambassadors for their community to their elected officials. With the support of the NRPA Public Policy team, our Park Champions™ are learning how to be effective advocates by engaging their federal elected officials with phone calls, letters, sign-ons, and, most importantly, Park Champion™ events.

Park Champions™ across the country are inviting their members of Congress and their staff to see their parks and programs first-hand at park dedications, program kick-offs, special events, and more! The Park Champion™ show-and-tell advocacy model allows our members to create meaningful experiences for members of Congress that demonstrate the importance of investing in parks and recreation.

Park Champion™ Event: Any event with a member of Congress or their staff present.  


Become A Park Champion™

Get Started with the Toolkit

Invite your members of Congress to your next event with our step-by-step event planning guide, the Park Champion™ Advocacy Toolkit

Plan Your Park Champion™ Event with the Toolkit 


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