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Mental Health and Parks and Recreation

Discover five actionable steps park and recreation agencies can take to support their staff.

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From Gen Alpha to the Greatest Generation

Learn how to foster intergenerational connection as the antidote for social isolation.

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Family Health & Fitness Day

Explore how park and recreation agencies can bring families together for health and wellness.

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Healthy Professionals, Healthy Communities

Discover how park and recreation professionals can promote well-being among their workforce and communities.

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The Need for Human Interaction Transcends Age

Explore the importance of social connection at every age.

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Exploring the Pearl Family Story

Michael Pearl, fifth-generation farmer, regularly attends the Overland Park Farmers’ Market in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Girls’ Sports Flourish in Washington, D.C.

At the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), they knew that to grow girls’ sports opportunities, they had to make connections that would drive participation.

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Changing the Game

NRPA is joining forces with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to celebrate the vital role of parks and recreation and tennis in promoting health and wellness in communities nationwide.

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Member Benefit: Bchex and NRPA

By providing the tools to conduct thorough and efficient background screenings, Bchex offers the peace of mind that comes with knowing your volunteers and employees are vetted.

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Investing in Health Through Parks and Recreation

Using nationwide data, two research studies tested the relationship between county-level spending on park and recreation operations and specific health outcomes.

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Parks and Recreation Cultivates Connections Among Youth

Each month, through a poll of 1,000 U.S. residents focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse helps tell the park and recreation story.

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Engagement in a New Form

Learn more about Arnold Randall, the new chair of NRPA's advocacy committee.

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Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Intersectional Mentoring Spaces

Learn how we can create supportive environments for all through LGBTQ+ inclusive mentoring.

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Resilience After Destruction

Discover how community members in Louisville, Kentucky, have been restoring Cherokee Park following a devastating 1974 tornado.

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Youth Sports Concussion Awareness Policy Violation

In the case of Walton v. Premier Soccer Club, Inc., the parents of Sydney Walton alleged the negligence of Defendants had caused their daughter to sustain a traumatic brain injury.

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Investing in Shade

As we head into the summer months, parkgoers need shade to find respite from ultraviolet (UV) rays while enjoying the outdoors.

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Enhancing Soil Education

Each soil has unique properties for soil health and plant growth that contribute to a healthy plant or tree.

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Reshaping Recreation to Meet Modern Demands

During the past decade, recreation facility design has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the end users.

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Lights, Fun and Community in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Darkness couldn’t hold a candle to the vibrant energy at the Glen Ellyn (Illinois) Park District’s third annual 2K Glow Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20.

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