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Courtside With Katrina Adams

Learn how this leading tennis executive and sports advocate promotes youth sports equity and public access to parks and recreation.

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2019 Parks Build Community Project Revisited

Explore the outcomes of the ABC/Catherine Street Park revitalization project in Baltimore.

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2023 NRPA Annual Conference Highlights

Reflect on lessons learned and memories made at this year’s conference in Dallas.

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Additional Articles

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Building an Equitable Future Together

Learn how the new chair of the NRPA Board of Directors plans to lead the park and recreation field toward an equitable future for all.

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A Year of Growth and Renewed Purpose

Reflect on the year's most inspiring and thought-provoking park and recreation stories.

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New Coalition Ensures San Francisco’s Park System Flourishes

Learn what the SF Parks Alliance is doing to better help it achieve its mission of creating, sustaining and advocating for San Francisco’s parks and public spaces that welcome and belong to everyone.

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The Top 5 for 2023

Explore the top five Parks & Recreation issues and articles, along with the most listened to Open Space Radio podcast episodes and most viewed social media posts produced in 2023.

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Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

NRPA and CAPRA are proud to announce the accreditation of 15 agencies and the reaccreditation of 31 agencies.

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City of Globe Community Center Pool Revitalized

After being closed for nearly 10 years, the City of Globe (Arizona) Community Center Pool reopened following a transformative renovation.

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Parks and Recreation Promotes Economic Vitality

Findings indicate that perceived quality of life runs directly parallel with high-quality park and recreation opportunities.

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NRPA Premier Membership: The Gift of Professional Development for Staff

Learn more about the professional development opportunities that an NRPA membership provides.

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Combating Park Access Inequity

Explore how NRPA's new online tool, combined with reports, provides data from a health and wellness perspective, demonstrating that parks and recreation is essential.

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Parks and Recreation Provides Myriad Winter Activities

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. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted.

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Unleashing the Power of Parks

The Outdoors For All Act outlines a world where everyone has the opportunity to experience the benefits of the outdoors.

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Partnering With Food Banks to Support Nutrition Security

Learn how food banks and park and recreation agencies can partner to advance community health and well-being.

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Cultivating Desirable Competencies in Park and Recreation Providers

Learn how park and recreation professionals benefit from developing diverse competencies.

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Optimizing Fleet Management for Sustainability

Learn how park and recreation professionals can use creative strategies to prioritize sustainability in their fleet management operations.

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Premises Liability Requires Unreasonably Dangerous Condition

The cases of City of Barbourville v. Hoskins and McGuire v. New Orleans City Park Improvement Association indicate liability is generally the exception rather than the rule for public parks and recreation.

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From Condemned Pool to Award-Winning Regional Aquatics Center

Learn how El Centro created a feasibility study and master plan for a new aquatics center that would provide a year-round aquatics experience to Imperial County.

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Pearland Parks and Recreation Hits a Home Run for Adaptive, Inclusive Play

Pearland (Texas) Parks and Recreation has offered adaptive recreation for nearly 15 years.

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