Features

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Unity Park

A park in Greenville, South Carolina, incorporates history to foster community.

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Homelessness: How Can I Help?

Data provides new perspectives on park and recreation departments' role in addressing homelessness.

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Building Nature

The Inspire Trail and Nature Kids Discovery Zone bring nature into the play experience.

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Additional Articles

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From Small Town to Big City: Serving All

NRPA Chair Carolyn F. McKnight-Fredd encourages us to consider how the spaces and activities parks and recreation offer allow us to "see each other in our full humanity."

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Real Equity Means Learning From Our Past

If we want to make a real difference in our work, we must learn from our past in order to create a more equitable future for our communities.

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Play in the Time of COVID-19

Using a framework is one way to think through many alternatives when making ethically challenging decisions about access to public spaces.

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Remembering David Barth: Park and Recreation Thought Leader

An expert facilitator and strategic planner, Barth developed park and recreation system master plans for many communities.

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Member Benefit: Join an NRPA Network

Networks deliver enhanced opportunities for collaborative discussions and the chance to speak with professionals across the country.

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Delving Further Into the Economic Impact of Local Parks

NRPA's The Economic Impact of Local Parks report emphasizes how parks and recreation drive significant economic activity in communities across the nation.

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Parks and Recreation Is a Funding Priority

More than three in five U.S. adults are likely to vote for a political candidate who makes park and recreation funding a key priority.

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Hosting a Summer Site Visit

Showing your congressional representatives the immense value your programs have can engender more support, and thus, funding for local park priorities in the future.

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It Takes a Village

Learn how park and recreation agencies can emphasize mental well-being.

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Operationalizing Equity: Oakland's Town Camp

J. Nicholas Williams Sr. had two priorities as director of Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development: neutralize disparities and laser focus on Oakland youth.

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Centering Community in Building Equitable and Resilient Parks

Ensuring our parks benefit everyone is essential to guaranteeing resilient, healthy and equitable communities.

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Recreational Use Immunity for Dangerous Sledding Hill

In the case of Storm v. City of Brookings, the Defendant City of Brookings, South Dakota, raised the state recreational use statute as a defense against negligence liability.

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Barriers to Trail Implementation

Learn how to identify and overcome barriers to your trail project.

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Creating a Bikeable, Vibrant Redding

Redding, California, is committed to expanding its trail system, so that more families can access eco- friendly, beautiful and safe transportation options.

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