Features

2019 April Feature Recycling is Dead 410

Recycling Is Dead. Now What?

Recycling as we know it is no more. Here’s what you need to know, and how we can adapt for the future.

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2019 April Feature Moakley Park 410

The Vision Plan for Boston’s Moakley Park

The vision plan for Boston’s Moakley Park tackles issues of climate resiliency and social equity.

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Additional Articles

Jack Kardys 410

Developing Healthier, Safer, More Prosperous Communities

How did the concept of parks as agents of adaptation and community resilience take root in today’s challenge to adapt to climate change?

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Sonia Myrick 410

Every Little Bit Helps

We all need to look for the ways we can help put Mother Nature in a better mood!

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2019 April Research Assess Your Agency

Assess Your Agency with the 2019 NRPA Agency Performance Review

Our annual Agency Performance Review contains key data to assist you effectively managing and planning your operating resources and capital facilities.

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Park Pulse 410

Park Pulse - Role of Parks and Rec During Natural Disaster Response

We asked the public which roles are most important for park and rec agencies to play in disaster response and recovery...

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Kristine Stratton 410

NRPA Welcomes Its New CEO: Kristine Stratton

Her belief that everyone has the right to clean water and a healthy environment aligns well with NRPA’s vision that everyone deserves a great park.

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2019 April People for Parks What Constitutes a Resilient Park 410

What Constitutes a Resilient Park?

Park and recreation agencies’ ability to act on and prioritize climate resilience as part of their mission largely depends on the availability of resources.

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2019 April Community Center Funding for Green Initiatives 410

Funding for Green Initiatives and Sustainability Programs Is Within Reach

Funding for green initiatives can be difficult to secure. There’s a nonprofit out there that wants to help.

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2019 April Member to Member Louisville ECHO 410

Louisville ECHO: A West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative

Learn how the Natural Areas Division of Louisville Parks is increasing equitable access to nature through its Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors (ECHO) initiative.

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2019 April Member to Member Diversity is Key to a Resilient Future 410

Diversity Is Key to a Resilient Future Forest

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy battles threats to its tree populations with biodiversity.

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2019 April Advocacy FEMA Funding for Building Nature Based Resilient Communities 410

FEMA Funding for Building Nature-Based Resilient Communities

FEMA presents funding opportunities to parks and open spaces working to reduce long-term risk from natural disasters to their communities.

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2019 April Law Review Crude Racist Skit Tests First Amendment 410

Crude Racist Skit Tests First Amendment

A thought-provoking perspective on the First Amendment in the current age of social media, political punditry and a 24/7 news cycle.

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2019 April Future Leaders Using Intrinsic Motivation to Increase Employee Engagement 410

Using Intrinsic Motivation to Increase Employee Engagement

Five techniques managers can use to create a dedicated and fulfilled workforce.

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2019 April Health and Wellness Parks As a Solution to Climate Change 410

Parks as a Solution to Climate Change

Climate change is impacting communities at the local level. Parks are the solution.

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2019 April Social Equity Demographic Shift 410

Our Nation’s Demographic Shift

In a nation that is quickly becoming a majority-minority, the park and recreation industry can be a leader in establishing inclusive practices that enhance the well-being of all Americans.

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2019 April NRPA Update Miami Innovation Lab 410

Miami Innovation Lab

NRPA’s most recent Innovation Lab delved into how to make parks more climate-resilient.

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2019 April NRPA Update Saving the Future of Outdoor Rec 410

Saving the Future of Outdoor Recreation

LWCF has been permanently authorized, but we must remain vigilant.

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2019 April NRPA Update Use Your Power of Persuasion 410

Use Your Power of Persuasion

How to justify your trip to the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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2019 April NRPA Update BioBlitz 410

Saving Pollinators: One BioBlitz at a Time

Help to promote pollinator health by hosting a BioBlitz event in your community.

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2019 April NRPA Update Kids to Parks Day 410

Host a Kids to Parks Day — May 18

Connect the children and families in your community with their public lands by hosting a Kids to Parks Day this May.

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2019 April NRPA Update Playground Maintenance Course 410

Upcoming Dates for the New Playground Maintenance Course

NRPA's new one-day Playground Maintenance Course focuses on playground safety.

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2019 April NRPA Update CAPRA 410

What Does It Mean to Be CAPRA Accredited?

Acknowledgement of excellence, positive marketability and a national network are benefits of CAPRA accreditation.

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2019 April NRPA Update Promote Water Safety in May 410

Promote Water Safety in May

Help celebrate National Water Safety Month by hosting educational events, sharing water safety tips and participating via social media.

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2019 April NRPA Update Awards 410

NRPA Returns to the Winners’ Circle

We’re excited to add a new medal to our magazine cover!

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Hot Topics 410

Connect Hot Topics

Check out one of the current Hot Topic discussions: Dog Park Rules.

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2019 April Member Benefit Fun Express 410

Fun Express Has You Covered for Summer Camps & Events

Fun Express can help create the summer event you’ve been waiting for all year!

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2019 April Member Spotlight David Mayer 410

Member Spotlight: David Mayer

An interview with David Mayer, Operations Director for Bismarck Parks & Recreation District.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, April

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

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2019 April NRPA Update Directors School 410

NRPA Directors School – A Truly Unique Experience

This pinnacle school represents top-tier learning and a capstone experience for the park and recreation professional’s journey.

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2019 April NRPA Update Professional Calendar 410

NRPA Professional Development

NRPA provides a wide variety of online learning content you can engage with from any location.

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2019 April Operations Regenerative Land Management 410

Regenerative Land Management: Restoring Nature’s Balance

How to create and maintain healthy and natural landscapes – without the chemicals.

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2019 April Operations LED Lighting and IoT 410

LED Lighting and IoT

Some possibilities for the application of Internet of Things-connected LED lights…the Internet of Things and LEDs.

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2019 April Park Bench 3D Printing 410

3D Printing

Some ways 3D-printed items from recyclable materials are being use in parks!

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