Features

2018 December Feature How to Build a Park Community Style 410

How to Build a Park, Community Style!

Explore the Taos Land Trust’s year-long, community-focused process to develop a master plan for restoring the Rio Fernando and helping reconnect the community with the land.

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2018 December Feature New Urban Infrastructure Parks 410

New Urban Infrastructure Parks

A look at three large-scale urban projects that are repurposing industrial infrastructure and how social equity is an important priority in creating these innovative public spaces.

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2018 December Feature Tracking the Atlanta Beltline 410

Tracking the Atlanta Beltline

The BeltLine’s emphasis on social equity aims to improve the quality of life in 45 historic neighborhoods and ultimately connect Atlantans of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

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2018 December Feature Active Parks Healthy Cities 410

Active Parks, Healthy Cities

Many neighborhood parks are underutilized. How can we build better closer-to-home parks? Review some recommendations from the National Study of Neighborhood Parks.

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Additional Articles

Jack Kardys 410

A Balanced, Sustainable Public Investment in Parks

It is essential that we balance the enthusiasm and resources of philanthropic and private-sector investors with a sustainable public investment...

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Sonia Myrick 410

Celebrating Community

In this issue we celebrate the increasing importance and prioritization of listening to community, especially when it comes to creating open spaces where all feel welcomed.

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2018 December Research Out of School Time Leaders 410

Parks and Recreation: Out-of-School-Time Leaders

Parks and recreation OST programs are primary providers of before- and afterschool care, as well as summer camps that are invaluable to working families.

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Park Pulse 410

NRPA Park Pulse: Outdoor Locations to Visit This Holiday Season

Americans look forward to spending time outdoors during the winter holiday season.

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2018 December Community Center Land Trust Veterans 410

Land Trust, Veterans and Their Communities: Learning from Each Other

Read two stories that show how land trusts are using their mission of land conservation to serve and engage veterans.

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2018 December Member to Member Drones in Parks 410

Drones in Parks: It’s All About Perspective

Park and recreation professionals are determining how to regulate drones and accommodate public recreation flying in a way that is safe and productive.

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2018 December Advocacy Park Champion Darren Lewis 410

Park Champion of the Year: Mount Airy’s Darren Lewis

Darren Lewis hosted Congresswoman Virginia Foxx at the ribbon-cutting of a new pocket park, followed by an afterschool snack served from the agency’s meal van.

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2018 December Law Review FLSA 410

Former Parks Director Claims Overtime Pay Under FLSA

How the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may or may not apply to exempt-salaried park and recreation agency employees.

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2018 December Conservation Reconnecting Urban Communities with Their Waterways 410

Reconnecting Urban Communities with Their Waterways

Urban areas offer unique challenges and opportunities for conserving natural resources and connecting people with nature.

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2018 December Health and Wellness Waht Happens When Parks and Artisits Partner to Advance Equity 410

What Happens When Parks and Artists Partner to Advance Equity

Local groups in two communities were given financial and technical support to work with artists to change their approach to building and managing parks for their communities.

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2018 December Social Equity An Unforeseen Catalyst an Opportunity for Change 410

An Unforeseen Catalyst, an Opportunity for Change

New York City is continuing to transform former industrial waterfronts into publicly accessible spaces.

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2018 December NRPA Update End of Year Giving 410

Give to Parks This Giving Season

As the end of the year approaches, NRPA is also seeking donations because the work we do together is changing the world and shaping lives.

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2018 December Get Recognition with an NRPA Award 410

Get Recognition with an NRPA Award

Starting January 7, 2019, NRPA will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Awards Program.

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2018 December NRPA Update Take a First Day Hike 410

Take a [First Day] Hike!

January 1, 2019, will mark the 27th year anniversary of the First Day Hike initiative.

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Hot Topics 410

Connect Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month.

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2018 December NRPA Update Member Benefit ADA Compliance 410

Member Benefit: Proactive ADA Compliance - Facilities, Policies and Programs

At the WT Group, it's common for us to field agency questions regarding ADA compliance.

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2018 December NRPA Update Member Spotlight Michael Biedenstein 410

Member Spotlight: Michael Biedenstein, CPRP

Find out the most important lesson Michael Biedenstein has learned at St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, December

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

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Calendar 410

NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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2018 December Operations Restrooms

A Few Safety and Security Solutions for Restrooms

Providing a safe and secure restroom facility can be a challenge. The good news is that there are innovative and cost-effective methods for achieving all these goals.

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2018 December Park Bench Floating Art 410

Floating Art

This past summer, Riverside Art Museum, in collaboration with partners, installed “Art Float – Riverside” in Lake Evans at Fairmount Park.

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