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We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation and Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak

Read the story behind the cover photo of this year’s Park and Recreation Month issue.

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Flint: A Portrait of Resilience

Michiganders show what it means to rise up for parks and recreation.

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Designing a Community Gathering Place

Award-winning Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park rolls out its second phase.

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Additional Articles

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I Rise Up for Parks and Recreation

I Rise Up for Parks and Recreation | Perspectives | Parks & Recreation Magazine | NRPA

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Celebrating Community Strength

Park and Recreation Month celebrates the community members who, through their volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy, have risen up for the field of parks and recreation.

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Rec the Halls

Altus Parks and Recreation brings esports to its Oklahoma community.

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Leveraging the Local University to Create New Programming

In Indianapolis, youth camps are happening without the use of park employees and at no cost to the park.

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Member Benefit: Fun Express

Learn how your NRPA membership can earn you a product discount.

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The Economic Impact of Local Parks

Local park and recreation agencies have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people.

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Reduce Stress With Parks and Recreation

Eighty-six percent of U.S. adults believe it is helpful to have access to the outdoors and nature during stressful times.

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Reframing the Conversation Around Parks and Recreation

Telling stories is one of the most powerful ways that folks can influence, teach and inspire others.

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july 2022 health and wellness supporting healthy aging through parks and recreation 410

Supporting Healthy Aging Through Parks and Recreation

As the aging population becomes more diverse, it's important that park and recreation agencies learn more about centering equity in the delivery of services, programs, facilities and operations.

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july 2022 equity rethinking and more broadly defining access to green spaces 410

Rethinking and More Broadly Defining Access to Green Spaces

Parks are treasured landscapes that have provided countless people with the opportunity to make a direct connection with nature.

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Restoring the Riverfront in Atlanta

The Riverwalk Atlanta project will reconnect the city to its waterfront by providing access to the river’s edge.

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Youth Soccer Coach Arrest and Police Immunity

In the case of Moore v. Gibson, Plaintiff Moore claimed Defendant Officer Gibson had engaged in “malicious prosecution and abuse of power.”

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A Commitment to Inclusion

City of Parkersburg, West Virginia, expanded City Park Pool to include a splash pad that welcomes children and families of all abilities.

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A Legacy of Service in Parks and Recreation

A young professional honors his grandfather’s memory.

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