Features

2019 September Feature Conversation with Baseballs Iron Man 410

A Conversation with Baseball's 'Iron Man'

Parks & Recreation magazine spoke with Cal Ripken Jr., who will be sharing his story at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference during the Opening General Session.

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2019 September Feature Designing the Great Park that Everyone Deserves 410

Designing the Great Park that Everyone Deserves

There are three primary categories that can help residents, elected officials and park and recreation professionals assess the “greatness” of their community parks.

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2019 September Feature Esports the Next Big Thing 410

Esports: The Next Big Thing for Parks and Rec

What can and should park and recreation agencies do to incorporate the esports phenomenon into their offerings?

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2019 September Feature Tennis Game Changer in Park Revitalization 410

Tennis: A Game Changer in Park Revitalization

Explore the ways tennis courts can bring life – and revenue – to parks.

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2019 September Conference Bring on the Charm 410

Bring on the Charm!

Discover Baltimore, or “Charm City,” a walkable, vibrant downtown community with unique attractions, vast history and a wide variety of delectable choices.

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2019 September Conference Importance of Parks Build Community 410

The Importance of Parks Build Community Donors and Their Shared Vision

2019 Parks Build Community donors share their viewpoints on this important initiative.

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2019 September Conference Program Committee 410

The 2019 Conference Program Committee

This team spent the better part of the year determining what topics would be of most value to their colleagues, seeking out top speakers in the field and vetting hundreds of session proposal applications.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Bringing a Parks Movement to Life

It’s time to turn the ample and obvious public love of parks into public will and public action.

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Gina Mullins Cohen 410

Celebrating Parks and Recreation

The NRPA Annual Conference has officially arrived! It is now time to set goals for the upcoming year.

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2019 September Research Conducting an Effective Feedback Survey 410

Conducting an Effective Feedback Survey

Learn how to effectively collect feedback from park and rec users.

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2019 September Community Center Computer Hackers New Trick

Computer Hackers' New Trick

Instead of embedding ransomware or other malware on your network, today’s hackers are much more likely to be doing this…

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2019 September Member to Member How a Bad Social Media Experience Can be Good 410

How a Bad Social Media Experience Can Be Good

Going forward, we must be willing to accept the surveillance of our institutions and ourselves by others.

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2019 September Member to Member The Vexing Problem of Religious Crosses in Public Parks 410

The Vexing Problem of Latin Crosses in Public Parks

Latin crosses, the traditional symbols of Christianity, have had a long association with publicly owned places, especially parks.

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2019 September Advocacy Strengthening Federally Funded Summer Meal Sites 410

Strengthening Federally Funded Summer Meal Sites

For so many park and recreation agencies, the summer meal sites are so much more than a meal for the participating children and community.

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2019 September Law Review Longstanding Historic Cross Constitutional Challenge 410

Longstanding Historic Cross Constitutional Challenge

Does a Latin cross war memorial, located on land owned and maintained by a public park agency, violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment?

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2019 September Health Wellness Senior Centers Reimagining Aging 410

Senior Centers: Reimagining Aging and Exploring New Opportunities

Today’s senior centers are being reinvented to meet the changing and diverse needs of a rapidly growing aging population.

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2019 September Conservation Baltimore Ecosystem Study 410

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study

The BES aims to understand the city as a living, ecological system and has brought together researchers from across the country to investigate the unique urban aspect on varied topics.

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2019 September Social Equity Interpretive Signs and Programs 410

Interpretive Signs and Programs

Through interpretive signs and programs, NOVA Parks is informing residents about its community’s history.

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2019 September NRPA Update Salary Survey 410

The 2019 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey

This survey is a good starting place for park and rec salary examinations.

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2019 September NRPA Update Philip Wu 410

Philip Wu, M.D., Joins the NRPA Board of Directors

NRPA welcomes Philip Wu, M.D., a retired pediatric obesity specialist, to the 2019–2020 NRPA Board of Directors.

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2019 September NRPA Update Dolesh Pugsley Medals Recipient 410

NRPA's Dolesh a 2019 Pugsley Medals Recipient

This award, bestowed by the AAPRA, recognizes the outstanding contributions by an individual to the promotion and development of public parks and conservation in the United States.

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2019 September NRPA Update Developing Community Integrated Health Strategies 410

Developing Community-Integrated Health Strategies

NRPA guide outlines steps to implementing electronic health record referral process

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, September

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

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2019 September NRPA Update Supporting Farmers Markets 410

Supporting Farmers Markets and CSAs in Park and Recreation Spaces

Park and recreation spaces can become the venues that deliver nutritious foods from local farms to communities.

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2019 September NRPA Update CAPRA Application Fee 410

NRPA Waives CAPRA Application Fee

This fall is the best time to start the accreditation process because NRPA is waiving the $100 CAPRA application fee from October 1 to December 13, 2019.

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2019 September NRPA Update Member Spotlight Denise Johnson Caldwell 410

Member Spotlight: Denise Johnson-Caldwell

Johnson-Caldwell shares about her role as a design planner for Baltimore City Recreation and Parks.

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2019 September NRPA Update Hot Topics Dogs on Fields 410

Connect Hot Topics

This month’s Connect Hot Topic is dogs on ball fields.

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2019 September NRPA Update Member Benefits 410

Member Benefit: Are You Taking Advantage of Your NRPA Member Discount Programs?

Check out some of the special discounts on products and services and valuable benefits NRPA members enjoy.

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2019 September NRPA Update Professional Development Cal 410

Professional Development Calendar

Can’t make it to Baltimore for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference? Attend virtually via NRPA Live!

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2019 September Operations Tips For Increasing Concessions Cost Recovery

Tips for Increasing Concessions Cost Recovery

How do park districts manage the cost of concessions operations without sacrificing the quality of their service and food, or raising prices sky high?

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2019 September Operations Whats New in Fitness Equipment

What's New in Indoor Fitness Equipment

Contrary to popular belief, the most successful gyms are not always those with the shiniest equipment.

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2019 September Park Bench Pop up Potential 410

Pop-Up Potential

A recent study finds that even small, impermanent green spaces, like pop-up parks, contribute positively to urban biodiversity, supporting the health of humans as well as of urban wildlife.

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