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Yamaha Rightwaters

Learn how Yamaha Rightwaters™ collaborates with local governments and organizations to clean and protect waterways and support natural resource conservation.

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Building Equitable and Resilient Communities

Discover how prioritizing equitable environmental resiliency in planning promotes strong communities.

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Dynamic Park Design

Explore how park design can foster climate-resilient communities.

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Parks and Recreation Powers Resilience and Sustainability

Explore how parks and recreation can contribute to a sustainable, resilient future.

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Sustainability Means Walking the Talk

This issue's real-world case studies are a testament to our field's commitment to creating sustainable park and recreation infrastructure.

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Parks and Recreation Celebrates Earth Day 2024

Here are some ways that park and recreation agencies across the country are engaging their communities in Earth Day and Earth Month activities.

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Adaptive Kayaking: Fostering Inclusion Outdoors

The Camacho Activity Center in Austin, Texas, specializes in outdoor recreation, nature education, and inclusion and adaptive activities.

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The Pugsley Medal: Celebrating Individuals Who Advance Parks and Conservation

The Pugsley Medal in Parks and Conservation, established nearly 100 years ago, stands as a prestigious recognition in parks and conservation.

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Let NRPA Member Benefits Help You Thrive This Summer

NRPA members receive access to a variety of benefits to help them succeed throughout the year.

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NRPA’s Evaluation Resource Hub

NRPA’s Evaluation Resource Hub is the place for park and recreation professionals to learn how to measure the impact of their services.

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Engaging With Your Community

Park and recreation agencies host myriad events year-round intended to engage the local community.

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NRPA’s New Government Affairs Manager

Learn how NRPA’s new government affairs manager advocates for parks and recreation nationwide.

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Volunteering Enhances the Well-Being of Older Adults

Discover how older adults can cultivate social connection, community engagement and well-being through volunteerism.

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Engaging With Black History and Culture Through Play

Learn how the Douglass Community Center playground in Loudoun County, Virginia, celebrates Black history and culture with a themed play experience.

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Urban Parks’ Tradition of Firearm Regulation

In the case of Antonyuk v. Chiumento, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had to determine whether a public parks provision in the newly enacted New York Concealed Carry Improvement Act violated the Second Amendment.

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The Latest on Synthetic Fields

The synthetic turf market is evolving, but at the same time, turf has come under scrutiny for a variety of reasons. Here are a few answers to questions park officials frequently ask.

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Protecting Dark Skies

We can protect ourselves and the environment and bring back the beauty and splendor of a star-filled night sky by reducing light pollution.

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Crafting Homes for Wake County Bluebirds

On March 29, 2023, South Wake Conservationists members gathered at Wake County’s Crowder County Park in Apex to unveil a series of custom-branded bluebird houses.

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