Features

2020 June Feature Homelessness 410

Homelessness and the Global Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks closed parks spaces, housed people experiencing homelessness and prepared open parkland for mobile emergency operations.

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2020 June Feature An Agent of Public Health 410

An Agent of Public Health

It is at this time, amid a global pandemic and other public health issues, that the unmatched ability of the park and recreation profession to promote, protect and improve the health of people and communities has never been more important.

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2020 June Feature A New Green Revolution 410

A New Green Revolution

Learn from local leaders across the country who are paving the path forward through collaboration and by forging new connections, formal and informal, among government, residents and the private sector alike.

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Additional Articles

Jack Kardys 410

Reimagining a New Parks Normal

Parks and recreation is resilient, and NRPA’s leadership will continue to serve as the beacon for best practices in our profession.

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Vi Paynich 410

Maintaining a Healthy Outlook

Parks & Recreation magazine’s new executive editor, Vitisia “Vi” Paynich, reflects on the June issue and the challenges the field is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Community Engagement 410

Community Engagement: The Key to Understanding Local Perspectives

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s mixed-method approach to community engagement is key to understanding local perspectives and priorities while building trust.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Engaging Youth Through Mentorship 410

Engaging Youth Through Mentorship

NRPA and Elizabethton Parks and Recreation have partnered to implement and expand evidence-based mentoring practices for at-risk and high-risk youth in Carter County, Tennessee.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Maxwell Ramsey 410

Industry Mourns the Passing of Pugsley Award Winner Maxwell D. Ramsey

A well-respected professional and advocate, Ramsey worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority while serving as a Board of Trustees member with NRPA from 1981 to 1983.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Path to Recovery 410

Path to Recovery

NRPA’s Path to Recovery framework includes comprehensive guidance, tools and resources focused on lifting restrictions and reinstating operations.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Pollinator Lovers BioBlitz 410

Transforming Citizens into Pollinator Lovers

Bioblitz events allow park professionals and park visitors to gain a deeper understanding, better connection to and feeling of ownership of their park.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Reimagining Parks Small Town 410

Reimagining Parks, Health and an Entire Small Town

The city of College Park, Kentucky, is working with the community to re-examine the current amenities and imagining a future park system that provides broader access.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Managing Up 410

Managing Up

With these guidelines, learn to shift your perspective to bring upper management on board and develop a productive working relationship.

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2020 June We Are Parks and Rec Member Benefit Learning Training 410

Member Benefit: Learning, Training and Professional Development

NRPA offers members a variety of learning opportunities to help you gain knowledge and fast track your career development.

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2020 June Research NRPA Survey COVID 19 Impact 410

NRPA Surveys Track COVID-19's Impact on P&R

In late March, NRPA launched a survey series to track how COVID-19 was affecting park and recreation agencies across the nation. Read the Parks Snapshot Survey Data.

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2020 June Park Pulse Virtual Health Resources 410

Park and Recreation Professionals Deliver Critical Virtual Health Resources

Park and recreational professionals nationwide moved swiftly to provide modified programming to best serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 June Finance for the Field Golf Course Property Values 410

How Much Does Living Close to a Golf Course Add to Property Values?

Read a review of 21 studies that measured the impact of golf courses on property values and how the impact of golf courses is different from parks.

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2020 June Advocacy Parks and Recreation SNAP 410

Parks and Recreation and SNAP

P&R agencies are well suited to serve as SNAP application assistance centers, as well as helping recipients navigate their benefits and work toward routine renewal.

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2020 June Conservation COVID 19 Crisis Highlights Need for Greener Parks 410

COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Need for Greener Parks

Incorporating green infrastructure into parks can help boost their overall benefit to communities through increased health, environmental, social and economic benefits.

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2020 June Social Equity Supporting LGBTQ Community through PandR 410

Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community Through Parks and Recreation

Because June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month, it allows us the perfect opportunity to consider how we can better serve our LGBTQ+ family, friends and neighbors.

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2020 June Law Review First Amendment Challenge to City Festival Ordinances 410

First Amendment Challenge to City Festival Ordinances

In the featured case, the plaintiffs claim the defendant City violated their First Amendment rights by applying picketing and noise ordinances to their activities.

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2020 June Operations Shade Protection in Public Areas 410

Providing Shade Protection in Public Areas

Due to health risks from exposure to UV radiation, shade canopies are quickly becoming required equipment rather than optional amenities.

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2020 June Park Bench Community Meals 410

Parks and Recreation Plays a Huge Role in Community Meals

P&R agencies have assumed a prominent role in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with local schools and food banks to distribute meals to children.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2020, June

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

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