2018 April Feature Floodplain Restoration 410

Howard Marsh Metropark: A Marsh and So Much More

New park advances several goals near Ohio's Lake Erie shore.

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2018 April Feature Rivers Trails 410

#FindYourWay on America's Rivers and Trails

This year, recreationists and conservationists alike will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of public rivers and trails. Take a closer look at some of the beloved rivers and trails that are part of the National Trails System and the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, created by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Trails Act of 1968.

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2018 April Feature Coyote on roof 410

Coyotes Have Moved into Parks Across the United States — Now What?

Coyotes have been present in the American West and Southwest for a long time. In recent years they have spread eastward and southward throughout the country. They are so widespread now that they can be found in every large metropolitan area in North America. So, what should we do?

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2018 April Feature Children in Nature 410

Take It Outside: The Key to Engaging Young Children with Nature

It’s been clinically proven to enhance children’s growth and development, their cognitive, creative and problem-solving abilities, as well as help with their physical health, social relationships, selfdiscipline and reducing stress levels. It’s free and it’s right outside your door — It’s nature!

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Additional Articles

Leon T Andrews 410

We Need to Tell Our Stories

It is important we take the time to tell our stories and accomplishments. It reinforces the assumptions and narratives we have about who we are and what we do can change.

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Gina Mullins Cohen Standing Pond 410

Creating Tomorrow’s Conservationists

By helping children develop an early passion and appreciation for nature, you could be creating the next generation of conservationists.

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2018 April Research Stewards of Environment 410

Stewards of the Environment: An Expectation Worthy of Our Time and Attention

In its role as the place where the public reconnects with nature, parks and recreation plays a significant part in educating communities to help them better understand how they impact the environment and how they can make a meaningful, positive change.

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2018 April Member to Member Conservation in San Diego Co 410

Conservation in California’s San Diego County

For the past 20 years, the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has worked to preserve undeveloped land through its Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP).

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2018 April Advocacy Partners for Progress 410

Parks and Water: Partners for Progress

No matter who we are, where we live or what we do, water connects us all. It’s our most precious resource, and the essential ingredient for prosperity, progress and the future of our communities. Now, more than ever, we need partnerships to forge positive and transformative change to secure our nation’s water future.

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2018 April Law Review City Farmers Market Vendor Religious Freedom Claim 410

City Farmer’s Market Vendor Religious Freedom Claim

A look at discrimination, civil rights, first amendment and religious freedom case studies as claims can impact local governments.

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2018 April Future Leaders 410

Ensuring Today’s Children Experience Free Play

Today’s young professionals are unique, in that we were fortunate enough to experience play — and more importantly, free play. We need to promote the value of play to our communities.

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2018 April Health and Wellness Park Prescription 410

Developing a Park Prescription Program for Your Community

Park Prescription or “Park Rx” programs are gaining in popularity and helping to motivate people to be active in our parks. These programs encourage physicians to “prescribe” physical activity in park settings to their patients.

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2018 April Social Equity Changing the Narrative 410

Changing the Narrative

Increasing diversity and inclusion on public lands has never been more important than it is today. If the upcoming generation does not feel connected to public lands, then it won’t cherish and protect them in the ways previous generations have.

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2018 April NRPA Update Agency Performance Review 410

2018 NRPA Agency Performance Review Now Available

This annual publication is a review of data and insights for park and recreation agencies in the United States.

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2018 April NRPA Update GI Bill 410

CPRP/CPRE Exams Now Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligible

Did you know the Post-9/11 GI Bill can also be used for certification programs?

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2018 April NRPA Update National Water Safety Month 410

Celebrate National Water Safety Month in May

Help bring awareness to the need for ongoing public education on safer water practices.

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2018 April NRPA Update Commit to Health 410

Commit to Health Impacts Nearly 300,000 Children

Now in its fourth year, the campaign has been implemented by 1,650 park and recreation sites nationally...

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2018 April NRPA Update Meet Me at the Park 410

‘Meet Me at the Park’ Update

NRPA is once again partnering with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television and ESPN — to celebrate Earth Month by helping to fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities.

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2018 April NRPA Update Association Trends 410

NRPA in the Winners’ Circle

NRPA’s Marketing and Communication’s team secures several awards for marketing campaigns and Parks & Recreation magazine last month.

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2018 April NRPA Update Member Spotlight Sabrina Steward 410

Member Spotlight: Sabrina Steward

South Region Area Manager for the Chicago Park District

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2018 April NRPA Update Member Benefit 410

Replace Paper Forms with ePACT

ePACT — a cloud-based system that lets park and recreation departments easily and securely collect critical emergency data from families attending multiple programs.

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2018 April NRPA Update Play Everywhere 410

Making Play Possible Everywhere

The recent Play Everywhere Tour, powered by Target, NRPA, KaBOOM! and Playworks, showed just how easy it can be to help increase physical activity opportunities for kids and families in communities across the country.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, April

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

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2018 April Operations How to Green Special Events 410

How to Green Special Events

Parks often organize or host community events, so it’s important for them to think about the impact of these events, not only on the infrastructure of the park, but also on the environment.

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Calendar 410

How Does the Private Sector View Parks & Rec?

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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2018 April Park Bench Proposed Pollinator Park 410

Proposed Pollinator Park

Hopes are high for a new pollinator park on the east side of Columbus, Indiana, to break ground this June.

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Park Pulse 410

NRPA Park Pulse

Each month, through a poll of Americans that is focused on park and recreation issues. This month we asked Americans: How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement — promoting pollinator health should be a conservation priority across the US.

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