2019 July Feature Juno Beach Pier 410

Balancing Act: Beach, Pier and Ocean Usage at Juno Beach Park

Chris Korbelak, CPRP, of Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation adds some background to this year’s Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest-winning photo – Florida’s Juno Beach Pier.

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2019 July Feature Sibshop 410

The Ties that Bind

How can parks and recreation serve the siblings of children with mental or physical disabilities? Learn how Lynchburg Parks & Recreation in Virginia is meeting this need.

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2019 July Conference Highlights Haben Girma 410

Disability Rights Activist Haben Girma to Deliver Closing General Session Keynote

Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, shares a bit about her passions and thoughts on an inclusive world.

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Additional Articles

Gina Mullins Cohen 410

Sounds of Summer

Gina Mullins-Cohen, Editorial Director, shares her thoughts on this issue of the magazine.

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2019 July Advocacy Join the Park Champion Ranks 410

This August, Join the Park Champion Ranks!

Congress is not in session in August, so it’s the perfect time to invite your members of Congress to see your programs in action!

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2019 July Law Review Camping Ordinance Criminalized Homeless Status 410

Camping Ordinance Criminalized Homeless Status

Does “the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment bar a city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside on public property when those people” are homeless?

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2019 July Conservation Artists Play a Role in Local Conservation Efforts 410

Artists Play a Role in Local Conservation Efforts

See how public artists are creating works that engage people and stimulate discovery, dialogue and even action.

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2019 July Health and Wellness Shared Use Facilities 410

Fostering Health and Wellness Through Shared Use Facilities

A lack of vacant land is forcing L.A. County agencies to seek innovative solutions and creative partnerships to meet the needs of their communities, especially underserved communities.

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2019 July BRIDGE ing the Gap 410

‘BRIDGE-ing’ the Gap

The BRIDGE (bonding, realism, identity, dreams, goal setting and exposure) Program aims to help young people, particularly young men of color, overcome obstacles and begin to unlock their full potential.

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2019 July NRPA Update Park Check 410

Assess Your Agency’s Risk with Park Check

This member resource will help you evaluate your agency’s ability to continue delivering high-quality park and recreation amenities and services to your community members in the future.

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2019 July Community Center Using Snapchat 410

Using Snapchat to Connect with Generation Z and Millennials

Want to reach the digitally tethered members of Gen Z and Millennials? Here are some Snapchat connection strategies.

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2019 July Community Center Increasing Physical Activity Through Augmented Reality 410

Augmented Reality on the Playground

Several AR app-development companies are incorporating this technology into playground equipment and activities that get kids outdoors.

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2019 July Member to Member Proper Treatment of Game Officials 410

Encouraging Positive, Proper Treatment of Game Officials

What can/should be done to encourage positive, proper treatment of officials?

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2019 July Conference Education Highlights 410

Education Highlights: The Magic of Modification

Get a taste of what’s being offered on the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference Recreation and Sports Programming track.

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2019 July Conference Speaker Highlights 410

A ‘Deep Bench’ of Subject Matter Experts at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference

Meet some of the nearly 550 subject matter experts who’ll be sharing their expertise at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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2019 July Conference Exhibit Hall Highlights 410

Exhibit Hall Highlights

Giveaways, challenges, learning playground sessions, scavenger hunt and more than 400 exhibitors await you in this year’s Exhibit Hall!

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2019 July Conference NRPA Live 410


Can’t physically make it to Baltimore? Join us virtually through NRPA Live...

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2019 July NRPA Update Green Infrastructure Training 410

Equipping Park Professionals with Green Infrastructure Skills

If you want the know-how to properly build, inspect and maintain green stormwater infrastructure, the U.S. National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) is the way to go.

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2019 July NRPA Update National Awards 410

NRPA Recognizes Excellence in Parks and Recreation

Introducing the 2019 NRPA National Award winners…

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2019 July NRPA Update CAPRA Journey 410

Applying to CAPRA — A Journey to Accreditation

The City of New London (Connecticut) Recreation Department shares its journey to achieving CAPRA Accreditation

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2019 July NRPA Update Family Health and Fitness 410

Thousands Took the ‘Get Fit’ Challenge on Family Health & Fitness Day

See how they participated in Family Health & Fitness Day 2019...

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2019 July NRPA Update Community Engagement Resource 410

NRPA Introduces the Community Engagement Resource Guide

A road map to implementing equitable, inclusive community engagement strategies for park projects and park plans.

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2019 July NRPA Update How to Coach Kids 410

Project Play: Youth Coach Training and Resources

NRPA joins with Project Play to provide you with foundational training for your volunteer coaches.

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2019 July NRPA Update Hot Topics Geese 410

Connect Hot Topics

Geese invading golf courses is a perennial problem. Hear how some park and rec professional are handling this issue.

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2019 July NRPA Update BIB 410

Member Benefit: Performing Quality Background Checks with the BIB

As you staff up your programs, don’t forget those important quality background checks to keep children, community members and employees safe!

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2019 July Member Spotlight Jodi Ackerman 410 2

Member Spotlight: Jodi Ackerman

Ackerman is the community center programmer for Lansing, Michigan Parks and Recreation.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, July

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

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Calendar 410

Professional Development Calendar

Take advantage of NRPA’s Professional Development opportunities.

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2019 July Operations Future PGA Golf Course 410

Memorial Park — Sustainable Municipal Golf Course and Site of the 2020 Houston Open

The Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston is undergoing an $18 million transformation into a model sustainable golf course.

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2019 July Park Bench Scavenger Hunt 410

A Citywide Scavenger Hunt

Lansing, Michigan Parks and Recreation gets the entire family in on the Park and Rec Month fun.

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