Features

2021 May Feature Is Your Park Ready for Its CLOSE UP Alternative 410

Is Your Park Ready for Its Close-Up?

Learn how to effectively promote your park and recreation agency through quality photography.

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2021 May Feature From Plans to Parks 410

From Plans to Parks

Los Angeles County implements equity-focused community parks and recreation plans.

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2021 May Feature Miami Dade County Parks Achieving a Safe Reopening 410

Miami-Dade County Parks: Achieving a Safe Reopening

Find out how a South Florida park and recreation agency overcame challenges to reopen at the height of the pandemic.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Making the Case for Parks and Recreation

I invite all our park and recreation colleagues to think about your two to three most important goals each year.

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Images Are a Window Into Your Community

As you market to local constituents, also consider promoting your park and recreation agency and community to a national audience.

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2021 May We Are P R Special Events in the Time of COVID 19 410

Special Events in the Time of COVID-19

Howard County Recreation and Parks shares helpful tips for hosting special events during a pandemic.

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2021 May We Are P R COVID 19 and Parks and Recreation One Year Later 410

COVID-19 and Parks and Recreation: One Year Later

NRPA developed a suite of resources to provide the profession with a clear pathway to advance climate-readiness, equity and overall well-being through parks and recreation.

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2021 May We Are PR Member Benefit ADA in 2021 410

Member Benefit: ADA in 2021 — An Old Topic That Is New Again!

Understand how to view the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

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2021 May Research The 2021 Agency Performance Review 410

The 2021 Agency Performance Review

This annual resource allows park and recreation professionals to make informed decisions and support a persuasive case for greater agency funding.

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Get Outside This Spring and Summer With Parks and Recreation

Six in seven U.S. adults say that they are looking forward to outdoor activities this spring and summer.

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2021 May Finance for the Field More Public Private Partnership Models 410

More Public-Private Partnership Models

This column focuses on four frameworks that facilitate collaborative partnerships between park and recreation departments and private-sector partners.

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2021 May Advocacy Demystifying Advocacy in Parks and Recreation 410

Demystifying Advocacy in Parks and Recreation

Park and recreation professionals have an opportunity to ensure that major legislative packages reflect and invest in our shared priorities.

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2021 May Health and Wellness Together Apart 410

Together, Apart

The benefits of intergenerational programs during COVID-19 and beyond.

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2021 May Equity Bicultural Marketing and Closing the Gap 410

Bicultural Marketing and Closing the Gap

Equitable marketing is achievable and is proven only if an organization can close the gap in its community’s customer journey.

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2021 May Conservation Revitalizing Parkland in Evanston Wyoming 410

Revitalizing Parkland in Evanston, Wyoming

Park and recreation professionals at Evanston Parks and Recreation District are working to transform the underutilized space into a year-round outdoor recreational area for their community.

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2021 May Law Review Environmental Review of State Park Highway Widening 410

Environmental Review of State Park Highway Widening

In the case of Bair v. California Department of Transportation, plaintiffs allege that a proposed highway project through a state park failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

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2021 May Operations Surviving Climate Issues on Sports Fields 410

Surviving Climate Issues on Sports Fields

Target Field head groundskeeper sheds light on the effects of weather on the field.

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2021 May Park Bench New York State Parks Activates FORCES

New York State Parks Activates FORCES

Volunteer program builds the next generation of park and recreation advocates.

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