Features

2018 October Feature Bridge Park 410

Bridging a Divide Through Park Design

Washington, D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge Park, conceived by a visionary nonprofit, Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR), will provide a high-quality amenity for the city's historically dis-invested communities, east of the Anacostia River.

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2018 October Feature Border Parks 410

Parks at Our Nation’s Borders

Along the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada are parks, and, like parks across the rest of the country, they face challenges they must work to overcome, but there are additional challenges.

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2018 October Feature Gender Inclusion 410

Gender-Spectrum Inclusion for Recreation Professionals

We're always looking for ways to make our parks and programs accessible and welcoming to all members of our diverse communities. So, how can we promote inclusion for participants on the gender-spectrum?

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Additional Articles

Jack Kardys 410

‘Make No Little Plans…’

In the words of Chicago’s Daniel Burnham, “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work….”

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Sonia Myrick 410

Diversity Does Not Equal Inclusion

Diversity, which has become an overused and sometimes politically charged term, doesn’t necessarily equate to inclusion.

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2018 October Research 410

Americans Support Easy Access to Great Parks…

This year's report explores the importance of having high-quality park and recreation amenities located nearby to all people, regardless of where they live.

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Park Pulse 410

NRPA Park Pulse: Americans Look to Local Governments for Affordable Out-of-School Time Programs

Americans believe affordable out-of-school time programs at local parks, recreation centers and libraries to families of all income levels should be a goal of their local government.

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2018 October Community Center Therapeutic 410

Exploring Contemporary Therapeutic Recreation Services

Explore the challenges and successes of therapeutic recreation and how the field can move forward.

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2018 October Community Center Park Design 410

Community Engagement in Park Design

Examples of embracing community engagement in park design in Oregon and Chile.

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2018 October Member to Member Milwaukee Rec 410

Milwaukee Recreation: Weaving Equity into All It Does

As social equity becomes more entwined in parks and rec, Milwaukee Recreation intentionally has focused on ensuring that resources and opportunities are also allocated based on need.

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2018 October Member to Member Inclusion Images 410

Communicating Inclusion Through Images

Images play a powerful part in communicating. Learn how one agency is using images to communicate inclusion.

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2018 October Advocacy 410

How Many Mayors Does It Take to Make a Movement?

We’re one year into the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, and we want you to know that NRPA and our partners at ULI and TPL are here to help!

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2018 October Law Review 410

Championship Time Standards Disqualify Disabled Athletes

A disabled student athlete sues his school association, which denied his request to create a separate division with different time standards for para ambulatory runners.

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2018 October Future Leaders 410

Social Equity in Senior Programs

When it comes to social equity, we realize that facilities and programs need to be made accessible regardless of income, race and ability. But, what about age?

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2018 October Conservation 410

Cities Address Racial Disparities in Access to Nature

What can cities do to address the disparities in physical and emotional access to nature that result from barriers systematically imposed on communities of color?

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2018 October Health and Wellness 410

Addressing Health Disparities in Rural America

Local park and recreation agencies are a critical component of promoting equitable health outcomes in any community, but they may fill an even larger role in rural areas.

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2018 October NRPA Update Conference Session Proposals 410

Call for 2019 Conference Session Proposals

An opportunity to expand your professional circle...

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2018 October NRPA Update Smallfoot 410

You WERE Yeti!

Congratulations to last month's "Search for SMALLFOOT Scavenger Hunt Challenge," in celebration of the release of Warner Bros. new animated film, SMALLFOOT.

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2018 October NRPA Update GUPC 410

Great Urban Parks Campaign Grantees Announced

Ten agencies are the newest grantees to receive funding to help them implement green stormwater infrastructure projects.

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2018 October NRPA Update 10MWalk 410

10-Minute Walk Learning Series

A space where you can connect with peers about what it takes to achieve equitable access to quality parks.

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2018 October NRPA Update Agency Performance Review 410

Agency Performance Survey Now Open

Your agency's data added to NRPA Park Metrics helps create the nation's most robust park and recreation agency performance database - a key resource for you.

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2018 October NRPA Update Equity Panel 410

Meet the New NRPA Equity Advisory Panel

NRPA's new Equity Advisory Panel will help ensure equity remains a core theme of our work.

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2018 October NRPA Update Gold Medal 410

Congratulations to the 2018 Gold Medal Award Winners

Learn who are the recipients of the 2018 Gold Medal Award Grand Plaque...

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2018 October NRPA Update CAPRA 410

Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

Eleven newly accredited and 22 reaccredited agencies were announced at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, October

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

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Hot Topics 410

Connect Hot Topics

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

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2018 October NRPA Update Member Benefit 410

Save Hours of Administrative Time with ePACT

ePACT’s centralized, cloud-based system helps staff streamline registration and information collection processes.

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2018 October NRPA Update Member Spotlight 410

Member Spotlight: Patrick Marron

Marron, maintenance supervisor for Helena Parks and Recreation in Montana

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Calendar 410

NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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2018 October Operations Grounds Care 410

Grounds Care Machines and Their Maintenance

When maintaining park and recreation properties, having the right equipment is key to keeping the grass pristine for visitors to enjoy.

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2018 October Park Bench 410

Helping Hands

Park volunteer programs are growing — giving a service to an organization in need provides a sense of purpose to those doing the work, creating a win-win opportunity.

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