Features

2019 March Feature Tempe AZ 2 410

Tempe Parks Get Some TLC

This installment of 'parks transforming communities' series highlights how Tempe, Arizona tackled its Parks Capital Improvement Plans.

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2019 March Feature Commit to Health 2 410

Commit to Health: Fulfilling Park and Recreation’s Role as a Health and Wellness Leader

As the Commit to Health campaign turns five we reflect on the success and impact of healthier out-of-school time (OST) programs in local parks and recreation.

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2019 March Feature PBC 2 410

Parks Build Community Project 2019: The Renovation of Baltimore’s ABC Park

Learn about the exciting renovation plans and how the refreshed park will meet the needs of a very active and engaged community.

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Additional Articles

Barbara Tulipane 410

What Happens When Pay-to-Play Replaces Public Parks and Recreation Programs?

Parks and recreation are vital to providing opportunities to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay-to-play.

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Gina Mullins Cohen Standing Pond 410

Protecting Nature’s Gifts

To live healthier lifestyles through the enjoyment of parks and recreation, we need to take it upon ourselves to help preserve our open spaces and natural habitats.

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2019 March Research Feedback Promotes Innovation 410

Your Feedback Promotes Innovation at NRPA

Your feedback helps us evaluate the quality and impact of our offerings to the park and recreation profession.

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Park Pulse 410

Park Pulse - Experiencing the Health Benefits of Nature

Local park and recreation agencies offer a variety of outdoor locations where people can experience nature.

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2019 March Member to Member Gold Medal Award 410

The Gold Medal Application: A Team Building Experience

An agency’s successful approach to tackling the Gold Medal Award application as a team.

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2019 March Member to Member Fitzmorris Recreation 410

Fitzmorris Recreation Center: A Grassroots, Cooperative Community Project

Apex Park and Recreation District and partners answered the plea to revive the heart of their community.

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2019 March Advocacy Combating Hunger Among Older Adults and Youth 410

Combating Hunger Among Older Adults and Youth: An Intergenerational Approach

Pairing two or more federal nutrition programs can help provide healthy options for youth and older adults at the same site.

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2019 March Law Review Calustophopic ADA Claim 2 410

Claustrophobic Workplace ADA Claim

An employee with claustrophobia alleged that her employer failed to reasonably accommodate her mental disability.

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2019 March Future Leaders Recreation is Life 410 2

Recreation Is Life

A future park professional shares his passion for the profession in a speech about recreation’s ability to reconnect people with their youthful sense of wonder.

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2019 March Conservation Going Organic 410

Managing City Parks Without Synthetic Pesticides or Fertilizers

What does it take to manage city parks without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers?

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2019 March Health and Wellness Active People Healthy Nation 410

Active People, Healthy Nation in Parks: Creating a More Active America, Together

A CDC initiative strives to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027.

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2019 March Social Equity Connecting Residents with Local Parks 410

Connecting Residents with Local Parks and Government Through Educational Partnerships

Parks and recreation can play a substantial role in how everyone in a community learns and how that learning can impact the community.

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2019 March NRPA Update How Becoming a CPRE Benefited My Career 410

How Becoming a CPRE Benefited My Career

Learn how the CPRE certification gave one job-seeker the edge he needed to snag a director-level position.

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2019 March NRPA Update Speed Sessions 410

Now Accepting Speed Session Proposals!

Inviting park professionals to share their great ideas and knowledge during our highly acclaimed Speed Sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference!

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2019 March NRPA Update Innovation Award 410

The NRPA Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards program recognizes and honors ingenuity in the areas of health, conservation, social equity and park design.

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Hot Topics 410

Connect Hot Topics

See what the latest hot topics are on NRPA Connect!

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2019 March NRPA Update Member Benefit NRPA Connect Birthday 410

Member Benefit: Happy 5th Birthday NRPA Connect

NRPA Connect turns 5! Make sure you’re not missing out on all the benefits it has to offer.

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2019 March NRPA Update Member Spotlight Seth Hendler 410

Member Spotlight: Seth Hendler-Voss

An interview with the Director of parks, recreation and tourism for Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, March

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

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2019 March NRPA Update Family Health Fitness Day 410 2

‘Get Fit’ for Family Health & Fitness Day in June

NRPA invites everyone to celebrate Family Health & Fitness Day on June 8!

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2019 March NRPA Update LWCF 410

Thank You and Congratulations!

NRPA salutes Congress for recognizing the importance of reauthorizing LWCF.

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2019 March NRPA Update Game On 410

‘Game On’ for the Cover of Parks & Recreation Magazine

Submit your best photos to be on the cover of the July issue of Parks & Recreation magazine!

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Calendar 410

NRPA Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities

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2019 March Operations Heavily Used Landscape 410

Caring for Heavily Used Landscapes

Learn about reducing wear and tear in public landscapes due to increased outdoor use.

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2019 March Park Bench Water Filters 410

Water Filters

Floating islands were installed in a man-made pond as a sustainable solution to support the pond’s ecosystem.

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