August 2019 Feature Kristine Stratton 410

A Park and Rec Kid Comes Full Circle

Get to know NRPA’s new president and CEO Kristine Stratton.

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August 2019 Feature Rural Connection 410

The Rural Connection

Two rural park agencies take 10-Minute Walk campaign to the next level.

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August 2019 Conference Feature Insider Tips 410

Insider's Tips for Navigating the NRPA Annual Conference

Some tips to help you get the most from your time in Baltimore.

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August 2019 Conference Feature Unique Learning Opportunities for Directors 410

Unique Learning Opportunities for Directors

Collaborate with directors from across the country on issues such as design thinking, urban infrastructure, urban carbon credits, renewable energy, advocacy, capital investment strategies and more.

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August 2019 Conference Feature Some Not to Be Missed Special Events 410

Some 'Not-to-Be-Missed' Special Events!

This year’s NRPA Annual Conference includes more opportunities to learn from inspiring people, reconnect with colleagues and make new meaningful relationships with peers from across the country.

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August 2019 Conference Feature Park and Rec Agency Swiss Army Knife 410

How Is a Park and Rec Agency Like a Swiss Army Knife?

Mental health, climate resiliency, opioid epidemic and homelessness - check out some of the educational opportunities focused on trending issues park departments are being called on to help solve.

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August 2019 Conference Feature Closing Sessions 410

Don't Miss the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference Closing Session!

It promises to be an inspirational, high-energy finale!

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Additional Articles

Jack Kardys 410

Partnerships in Parks Movement

Kardys, NRPA’s chair of the board of directors, shares his thoughts on the importance of partnering with like-minded organizations.

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Sonia Myrick 410

Embracing Change

Whether it’s welcoming a new CEO or embarking on a new initiative, there’s always a mixture of excitement and anxiety – embrace it.

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August 2019 Advocacy Congressional Park Champion of the Year Award 410

Introducing the Recipients of the 2019 Congressional Park Champion of the Year Award

Four Congress members are being recognized for championing legislation that supports the work NRPA members do daily.

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August 2019 Law Review Overtime Work Racial Discrimination Claim 410

Overtime Work Racial Discrimination Claim

Was the plaintiff denied opportunities to work overtime because he is African American?

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August 2019 Health and Wellness Connecting Communities Through Outdoor Play 410

Connecting Communities Through Outdoor Play Enhances Eight Local Parks

Read about the grant, made possible by the Target Corporation, which provides funds to transform local parks to improve access to physical activity, social connection and create more resilient communities for low-income youth and families.

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August 2019 Conservation Parks for Pollinators Inaugural Bioblitz 410

The Results Are in from the Parks for Pollinators Inaugural Bioblitz!

So, what was learned from the first-ever national information gathering about pollinators?

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August 2019 Social Equity Parks Build Community 410

Parks Build Community 2019

The renovated Catherine Street Park, this year’s Parks Build Community project, will provide community residents with outdoor opportunities to play and socialize.

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August 2019 Research Salary Survey 410

The 2019 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey

See how your agency compares salary-wise with this report that provides a snapshot of salary data for 10 common park and recreation professions.

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August 2019 Member to Member Adult Social Tennis League Programs 410

Adult Social Tennis League Programs in Local Parks

The USTA’s customizable adult social play programs are making tennis more accessible than ever before.

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August 2019 NRPA Update Member Spotlight Attiyya Atkins 410

Member Spotlight: Attiyya Atkins

Meet Attiyya Atkins, public communications specialist for Broward County Parks in Florida.

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August 2019 NRPA Update Call for Photos 410

Call for Photos

Tell us why parks matter in your community by posting a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #NRPAConference.

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Hot Topics 410

Connect Hot Topics

This month’s Connect Hot Topic is Non-Traditional Sports Programs and Activities.

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August 2019 NRPA Update Member Benefit Power in Partnerships 410

Member Benefit: There's Power in Partnership

With OMNIA Partners, government entities/education organizations of any size can purchase the products, services and solutions they need at volume discount prices.

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August 2019 NRPA Update Measure Green Infrastructure Benefits 410

A Tool to Help Measure Green Infrastructure Benefits

The Green Infrastructure Evaluation Framework is a set of downloadable tools and research-informed text to help measure the benefits of green infrastructure projects.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, August

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

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Calendar 410

Professional Development Calendar

If you have your CPRP and are looking for CEU renewal opportunities, there are a variety of ways to do so...

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August 2019 Operations Creating Destination Aqua Playground 410

Creating a Destination Aqua Playground for All Abilities

The design and features of Nevada’s new Winnemucca Recreation Complex include something for every age and ability.

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August 2019 Operations Flying High Buenaventura Park 410

Flying High in Buenaventura Park

Learn how the addition of a disc golf course is benefiting the entire community of Weber, Utah.

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August 2019 Park Bench Columbia Agriculture Park 410

Columbia's Agriculture Park

This new park, a complement to the existing recreational center, will help tackle the issue of community health from the healthy-eating/nutrition side, and serve as home to a covered, year-round farmers market.

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