Meet Me at the Park is a collaboration between NRPA and The Walt Disney Company to bring the magic of parks and recreation to children and families with new opportunities for play and physical activity in local parks across the United States.
NRPA is elevating the role of parks in water conservation projects across the country. To build the capacity of park agencies to create water stewards, our initiatives promote meaningful, early and prolonged community engagement. Join us to make healthy waterways reality in every community across the nation.
NRPA's Commit to Health campaign supports the implementation of Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) standards at local park and recreation sites.
The 10 Minute Walk Campaign aims to increase park access, quality, and funding within a 10-minute walk of home.
Local park and recreation agencies provide ample opportunities for youth to build positive social connections. Through the Mentoring in Parks and Rec, NRPA supports agencies in their efforts to build effective and evidence-based mentorship programs that connect youth with caring and compassionate mentors while strengthening connections across community.
Healthy Aging in Parks is NRPA’s campaign to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of older adults through parks and recreation.
NRPA positions park agencies as national leaders in advancing pollinator health. By working with these agencies, NRPA engages communities in saving pollinator species nationwide and connects our members to our network of parks and to pollinator resources.
NRPA works to ensure that all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation. To achieve this, NRPA has made a formal commitment to the Partnership for Inclusive Health’s Commit to Inclusion initiative. We’re calling our three-year pledge Parks for Inclusion.
Wildlife Explorers is NRPA’s turn-key initiative that connects youth to nature by utilizing local park and recreation spaces to encourage nature discovery.
NRPA supports park improvements to ensure that people have inviting places to gather and enjoy the outdoors. These projects also increase opportunities for physical activity and active play, particularly in underserved communities.
Parks are key community stakeholders when it comes to addressing the effects of climate change. From protecting water resources via green infrastructure practices, to reducing urban heat island effect through city wide forest restoration - parks play a critical role in building climate resilient communities.
Heart Your Park Day of Service is NRPA’s corporate volunteering program that supports companies making a difference in parks and green spaces by providing hands on service projects in their local communities.