Features

2019 October Feature Social Media Enhances Inclusivity Outdoors 410

Social Media Enhances Inclusivity Outdoors

Through social media, more and more individuals from diverse populations are sharing their stories and selfies and inviting others to explore the outdoors.

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2019 October Feature Improving Systems to Achieve Equitable Park Access 410

Improving Systems to Achieve Equitable Park Access

Explore how communities across the country are designing and implementing plans, policies and funding opportunities to advance equitable access to parks.

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Additional Articles

Jack Kardys 410

Leveling the Playing Field for Youth Sports

With an 8 percent drop in child participation rates in the last decade, the sports gap is growing, especially for lower-income families in communities where parks are underfunded.

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Sonia Myrick 410

Social Equity: Forecasting for a Brighter Tomorrow

This year’s Social Equity issue focuses on the importance of making shared spaces welcoming and inclusive for all.

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2019 October Research Gauging Engagement with Outdoors 410

Gauging People's Enjoyment of the Outdoors

The 2019 Engagement with Parks Report makes clear this point: people highly value the work that park and recreation agencies deliver to their local communities and strongly support their mission.

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2019 October Member to Member Must be a Fun Job 410

That Must Be a Fun Job

Creating welcoming, inclusive public spaces involves several skill sets which good parks staff have mastered.

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2019 October Advocacy Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization 410

Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization

The good news is that LWCF has been permanently reauthorized; however, we need to shift focus to ensuring conservation efforts receive all the funds collected.

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2019 October Law Review ADA Claim to Allow Emotional Support Hog in Parks 410

ADA Claim to Allow Emotional Support Hog in Parks

Is it a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act to deny a patron their right to bring an emotional support hog to the park?

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2019 October Health and Wellness Parks for Inclusion 410

Parks for Inclusion Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

This NRPA program has already reached 1.7 million people in the two years since its launch, surpassing the original goal of 1 million!

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2019 October Conservation Creating and Designing Parks with Social Equity As Outcome 410

Creating and Designing Parks with Social Equity as an Outcome

Two recent Atlanta park development projects exemplify the equitable outcomes that can be achieved through community-driven design processes.

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2019 October NRPA Update Improving Community Access to Nutritional Food 410

Improving Community Access to Nutritional Food

Learn how three agencies that received innovation cohort funding through the Increasing Access to Healthy Meals at Parks grant have turned innovative strategies into action.

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2019 October NRPA Update Allen Parks and Recreation CAPRA Accreditation 410

Allen Parks and Recreation's Growth Through CAPRA Accreditation

What were some of the challenges and takeaways for the agency from going through the CAPRA accreditation process?

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2019 October NRPA Update Speaking Opportunities 410

Speaking Opportunities at the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference

Submit your unique presentation ideas for the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, October 27–29, 2020.

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2019 October NRPA Update Member Spotlight Dr Rafael Payan 410

Member Spotlight: Rafael Payan, Ph.D.

Get to know Dr. Payan, general manager of Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.

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Hot Topics 410

Connect Hot Topics

Members chime in with their policy suggestions regarding bounce house inflatables

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2019 October NRPA Update Member Benefit ADA Compliance 410

Member Benefit: ADA Compliance

Has your agency completed an access audit and transition plan, and are you aware of ADA requirements and what they mean for your organization?

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, October

Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!

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Calendar 410

Professional Development Calendar

Prepare for the next aquatics season with an NRPA aquatics certificate.

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2019 October Operations Out with the Pool Odor 410

Out with the Pool Odor: A Tale of Impactful Improvements

The Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial, Colorado, has transformed the air quality around its pool and surrounding areas. How did they do it?

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2019 October Park Bench Celebrating Inclusive Communities 410

Celebrating Inclusive Communities

This annual celebration, in the city of Longmont, Colorado, provides residents with the opportunity to learn about the rich cultures they may not otherwise be aware exist within their community.

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