Watch the NRPA Park Improvement animated video series! Learn best practices and access other resources needed when starting projects that improve park and recreation spaces.
Accreditation proves that your agency meets the highest standards. Apply by December 13 to have your application fee waived.
NRPA's 2019 Park and Recreation Marketing and Communications report explores the various methods and tactics used to market to community members, the use of partners for greater reach, the role of social media in marketing and communications, typical budgets and number of personnel devoted to this effort, and more. Read the report.
Park and recreation agencies can bring developmental and cognitive benefits to their communities by incorporating adventure elements into their systems.
Learn about recommendations for greening communities without displacing vulnerable residents.
As park planners, we need to bring our residents, community stakeholders and elected officials to the table for broader conversations about wants, needs and challenges.
At the core of our design process should always be the questions, “Who is this for?” and “How am I helping?”
This online resource gives park professionals the tools and information they need to evaluate the community benefits of their GSI projects in parks.
Check out the survey results…
Agencies should take full control of their fireworks displays to ensure a successful event for their community. Learn how!
Safe Routes to Parks’ top two congressional funding priorities include active transportation routes and safety.
In this month’s Law Review, the plaintiff was denied a promotion and claims discrimination based on age and gender.
Get to the heart of what “social determinants of health” really means, and what role parks and recreation can play.
Twitter study shows the greener the urban green space, the more cheerful people become.
These NRPA resources help agencies increase engagement, equity and inclusion.
More than one million children and families now have increased access to play and physical activity at a result of the campaign.
Read about the water-inspired play area projects planned in two grantee communities.
Ten communities will receive 10 Minute Walk grant funding to help increase access to quality parks close to home.
Following the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, many exhibitors generously donated materials to help local organizations in need.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to validate the great work you do and show decision makers the intrinsic value of your work with an NRPA Award.
This annual program connects state park visitors with guided hikes to inspire a connection with nature at a time of year not typically associated with outdoor recreation.
The NRPA offers members risk management solutions through NRPA-sponsored insurance programs.
Several NRPA members provide thoughtful suggestions to a college senior seeking advice on finding an entry level job in parks and recreation.
Parks & Recreation recently spoke with Smith to learn about her career in aquatics and how she keeps up with the field.
Registration is currently open for several upcoming partner schools, which offer high-level education and networking experiences at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Utility providers offer grants that incentivize aquatic facilities to switch to more energy efficient solutions.
Test your park and recreation knowledge and download NRPA's monthly crossword puzzle!
This ThriveNYC program invites anyone to sit down on a public bench to talk about whatever’s weighing on their mind in order to improve mental health.