NRPA in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute are leading a nationwide movement to ensure there’s a great park within a 10-Minute Walk of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America.
The scholarships and fellowships provide an opportunity to attend and explore the operation of the field at the NRPA Annual Conference. Recipients receive complimentary NRPA Annual Conference registration, a travel stipend and hotel expenses reimbursed. Submit your application by March 23, 2018.
We’re collecting photos that tell a great story for a chance to be featured on the July 2018 issue of Parks & Recreation in celebration of Park and Recreation Month. We’ll choose the top photos and put them to a public vote on Facebook. Submit your photo by March 30, 2018.
NRPA's Economic Impact of Local Parks Report not only demonstrates that the nation's local parks generate more than $154 billion in economic activity per year and support more than 1.1 million jobs from operations and capital spending alone, but also breaks down the significant economic impact for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read the report.
Parks departments seldom can precisely measure how many people are being served; that is, until now...
A behind-the-scenes look at the launch of this year's Parks Build Community Project: Sandorf Park in Indianapolis.
An analysis of hundreds of park signs revealed seven basic categories...
When one assumes a duty that would not otherwise occur under existing law, one may assume a responsibility to execute that duty in a non-negligent fashion.
For a mission statement to be embraced, any effective wellness program must have as its foundation a system of policies that bolster the creation of a healthy, safe and supportive learning environment.
Tennessee State Parks’ sustainable practices program...
Is your park working with local farmers to help fight hunger and improve nutrition?
When it comes to ensuring the future of our parks, one thing is for certain: neither one person nor one agency can do it alone.
Who is the most important user of parks and recreation infrastructure? Mothers and children? Teens? Seniors? Millennials? Does it matter?
NRPA's 2018 Economic Impact of Local Parks study empowers park and recreation professionals and advocates to speak with authority about the economic benefits of parks and recreation.
Dreamers, DACA and immigrants use parks, schools, soccer and sports to build community
NRPA Park Champion, Valleybrook Park, invites local officials to see firsthand the ROI on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Resilience grant.
In August, five agencies completed implementation of the Wildlife Explorers program...
Photo submissions for our Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest due March 30!
NRPA’s goes to the Hill with national partners in support of funding for arthritis programs...
Sonya Shaw, director of Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources in North Carolina, has worked her way up the ladder to a leadership position...
Let Fun Express help you prepare for camp season.
Kevin Witte, CPRP, last year's Young Professional Fellow, shares about the benefits of applying for this award...
Surrounded by a sprawling urban landscape, Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire, Texas, is setting the green standard for parks across the United States.
How Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation saved its spring youth baseball league...
NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.
Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!
With this month’s poll, we asked Americans if they want inclusive play options at community playgrounds.
Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!