Features

2018 June Feature Opioid Crisis 410

The Opioid Crisis

How park agencies are partnering with public health organizations, school districts and law enforcement to help children and families cope with this epidemic.

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2018 June Feature Safe Routes 410

Safe Routes to Parks

After piloting the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework in eight communities, see what themes have emerged.

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2018 June Feature Youth Health 410

Parks and Recreation: A Champion for Youth Health

Commit to Health has demonstrated the lifesaving potential of parks and how critical the role they play is in the communities they serve.

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Additional Articles

Leon T Andrews 410

We See You

It's been a particularly difficult school year for many of our high school and college-age summer employees. So, how can we let them know, "We see you!"

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Gina Mullins Cohen 410

Healthy Choices for Life

You can’t preach what you fail to practice.

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2018 June Research EDR Cover 410

Recognizing Parks and Recreation’s Role in Economic Development

Report defines the role of parks and recreation in economic development and lays out a strategy to further grow this relationship.

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Park Pulse 410

Park Pulse: Americans Use Local Parks to Relieve Stress

Gathering with friends, family or pets at a local park among Americans’ top stress busters.

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2018 June Community Center Recreation Therapy 410

Recreation Therapy and the Role of Parks

Recreation therapy, therapeutic recreation — synonymous terms; yet, to many people, they mean vastly different things. Let's make some clarifications.

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2018 June Community Center Hemme Station Park 410

Increasing Activity and Engagement at Hemme Station Park

A new park in California includes aesthetic and design features that will pay tribute to an old rail line.

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2018 June Member to Member Agvocating 410

Let’s Get ‘Ag-vocating’

From gardening programs to a program that has a red barn as a logo, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is “ag-vocating” for the field of agriculture and the role it plays in the community.

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2018 June Advocacy Get PHIT 410

Tell Congress to Get PHIT!

A tax incentive strategy to get America moving

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2018 June Law Review Challenge to Wireless 410

Park Purpose Challenge to Wireless Communications Facility

Could the construction of a wireless telecommunications facility in a public park be considered a proper park purpose?

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2018 June Future Leaders Honesty 410

Honesty and Transparency in Parks and Recreation

How do you cultivate a culture of honesty within the workplace?

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2018 June Conservation Lively Parks 410

Lively Parks, Healthy People

Cities where parks, recreation and trails play a vital role in the lives of their residents are vibrant places to live and are, therefore, attractive to businesses and residents.

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2018 June Social Equity Pride in Parks 410

Pride in Parks

Celebrating and engaging the LGBTQ community...

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2018 June NRPA Update Health and Wellness Advisory Panel 410

Introducing the Health and Wellness Advisory Panel’s Newest Members

Welcome to the newest members of NRPA’s Health and Wellness Advisory Panel.

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2018 June NRPA Update Meet Me at the Park Winners 410

Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Winners Announced

Learn which 15 park projects were selected to each receive a $20,000 grant.

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2018 June NRPA Update Parks for Pollinators 410

What’s the Buzz? Celebrating Pollinators This June

NRPA is partnering with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation on the #Parks4Pollinators Photo Contest.

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2018 June NRPA Update Public Policy 410

NRPA’s Public Policy Team on Capitol Hill

NRPA’s public policy team has been hard at work on Capitol Hill on some of the hottest debates happening right now in Congress.

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2018 June NRPA Update Navigating Indy 410

Navigating Indianapolis’ ‘Circle City’

Take advantage of one of the Off-Site Institutes (OSI) or Mobile Workshops that we’ve expanded for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, June

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

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Hot Topics 410

Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!

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2018 June NRPA Update Member Benefit 410

We’ve Got You Covered!

Member Benefit: NRPA Insurance Programs, sponsored by K&K Insurance, are the one-stop shop for park and recreation organizations.

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2018 June NRPA Update Gold Medal Awards 410

The 2018 Gold Medal Awards Finalists

AAPRA, in partnership with NRPA, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

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2018 June NRPA Update Member Spotlight Patrick Wesley 410

Member Spotlight: Patrick Wesley

Wesley has devoted his career to parks and recreation, and currently serves as assistant director at Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation in Louisiana.

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Calendar 410

NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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2018 June Operations Soak up the Shade 410

Soak Up the Shade

When it comes to sun safety, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

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2018 June Operations Shade Structure 410

A Shade Structure for Every Occasion

Whether you have a small park or an entire complex, there is one common factor — shade.

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2018 June Park Bench Learn to Ride Adaptive 410

Learn to Ride Adaptive

Community members in Austin, Texas, who have cognitive and physical disabilities, have a new way to stay healthy and active.

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