The Park Champion™ Initiative (PCI) is NRPA’s signature grassroots advocacy training program that provides our members with the information, skills, and experience needed to be effective advocates for parks and recreation. This train-the-trainer model enables Park Champions™ to build the movement of park and recreation across the country, starting in their communities. 

As Park Champions, NRPA members serve as year-round ambassadors for their community to their elected officials. With the support of the NRPA Public Policy and Advocacy team, Park Champions™ learn how to be effective advocates through combining data and storytelling, building inclusive coalitions, and sharing these best practices with their communities 

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Become A Park Champion™


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