Show your support for pollinators! Sign up to host a BioBlitz this June and you could win $1,000 for your agency.
The NRPA Directors School is an exclusive two-year professional development opportunity that prepares new and potential park and recreation directors to be effective leaders. Directors School will be held August 18 - 22, 2019 in Oak Brook, IL. Register today!
Do your part to ensure safe and fun playgrounds in your community by becoming a CPSI.
Before registration opens on May 13, we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a trip to the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore! Enter to win now.
You need data to best identify the best practices to optimally serve your community.
That’s where the 2019 NRPA Agency Performance Review comes in. This report is the most comprehensive resource of data and insights for park and recreation agencies in the United States, and has 23 figures highlighting critical park and recreation metrics. Read the report.
Recycling as we know it is no more. Here’s what you need to know, and how we can adapt for the future.
The vision plan for Boston’s Moakley Park tackles issues of climate resiliency and social equity.
How did the concept of parks as agents of adaptation and community resilience take root in today’s challenge to adapt to climate change?
We all need to look for the ways we can help put Mother Nature in a better mood!
Our annual Agency Performance Review contains key data to assist you effectively managing and planning your operating resources and capital facilities.
We asked the public which roles are most important for park and rec agencies to play in disaster response and recovery...
Her belief that everyone has the right to clean water and a healthy environment aligns well with NRPA’s vision that everyone deserves a great park.
Park and recreation agencies’ ability to act on and prioritize climate resilience as part of their mission largely depends on the availability of resources.
Funding for green initiatives can be difficult to secure. There’s a nonprofit out there that wants to help.
Learn how the Natural Areas Division of Louisville Parks is increasing equitable access to nature through its Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors (ECHO) initiative.
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy battles threats to its tree populations with biodiversity.
FEMA presents funding opportunities to parks and open spaces working to reduce long-term risk from natural disasters to their communities.
A thought-provoking perspective on the First Amendment in the current age of social media, political punditry and a 24/7 news cycle.
Five techniques managers can use to create a dedicated and fulfilled workforce.
Climate change is impacting communities at the local level. Parks are the solution.
In a nation that is quickly becoming a majority-minority, the park and recreation industry can be a leader in establishing inclusive practices that enhance the well-being of all Americans.
NRPA’s most recent Innovation Lab delved into how to make parks more climate-resilient.
LWCF has been permanently authorized, but we must remain vigilant.
How to justify your trip to the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.
Help to promote pollinator health by hosting a BioBlitz event in your community.
Connect the children and families in your community with their public lands by hosting a Kids to Parks Day this May.
NRPA's new one-day Playground Maintenance Course focuses on playground safety.
Acknowledgement of excellence, positive marketability and a national network are benefits of CAPRA accreditation.
Help celebrate National Water Safety Month by hosting educational events, sharing water safety tips and participating via social media.
We’re excited to add a new medal to our magazine cover!
Check out one of the current Hot Topic discussions: Dog Park Rules.
Fun Express can help create the summer event you’ve been waiting for all year!
An interview with David Mayer, Operations Director for Bismarck Parks & Recreation District.
Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!
This pinnacle school represents top-tier learning and a capstone experience for the park and recreation professional’s journey.
NRPA provides a wide variety of online learning content you can engage with from any location.
How to create and maintain healthy and natural landscapes – without the chemicals.
Some possibilities for the application of Internet of Things-connected LED lights…the Internet of Things and LEDs.
Some ways 3D-printed items from recyclable materials are being use in parks!