Features

2019 November Feature Time to Play 410

Time to Play!

See how the community, as well as several dignitaries, celebrated the dedication of Catherine Street Park, this year’s Parks Build Community project.

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2019 November Feature Parks Matter 410

The Importance of Parks

They literally save lives. Read about this and other inspirational stories shared during the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore.

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2019 November Feature NRPAs Dolesh Receives 2019 Pugsley Medal 410

NRPA’s Dolesh Receives 2019 Pugsley Medal

Richard J. Dolesh, NRPA’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, is honored with a Pugsley Medal for his many years of dedication to and leadership in the field of parks and recreation.

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2019 November Feature How Parks and Recreation Can Support Mental Health Initiatives 410

How Parks and Recreation Can Support Mental Health Initiatives

Learn about some of the ways park and recreation agencies are working with mental health experts to provide programs and services for individuals in need.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Inclusion as an Opportunity

Tackling the challenge of building a truly inclusive parks movement can feel quite daunting, but there are seven critical questions that can help generate ideas and creative thinking around any challenge.

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Gina Mullins Cohen 410

Telling Our Stories

Publishing editorial director, Gina Cohen, reflects on the November issue of Parks & Recreation.

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2019 November Research NRPA Park Metrics Replaces Outdated NRPA Areas and Facilities Standards 410

NRPA Park Metrics Replaces NRPA Areas and Facilities Standards

NRPA Park Metrics is the most comprehensive source of data benchmarks and insights for park and recreation agencies.

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Park Pulse 410

Are Local Parks a Popular Spot for People of All Ages to Volunteer?

Learn what the top three volunteer activities are in local parks.

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2019 November Member to Member The Fit2Lead Program 410

The Fit2Lead Program

This program, spearheaded by Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, has seen great results in reducing youth violence in the community.

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2019 November Advocacy NRPA Capitol Hill Day 410

NRPA Capitol Hill Day

In some 50 meetings in just three hours, some 50 conference attendees advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of park and recreation on several priorities.

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2019 November Law Review ADA Accommodation Claim by Terminated Recreation Employee 410

ADA Accommodation Claim by Terminated Recreation Employee

In this case, the defendant claimed that the plaintiff was “unable to perform the essential function of leading recreation programs.”

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2019 November Health and Wellness Parks and Recreation as Community Health and Wellness Hubs Standards 410

Parks and Recreation as Community Health and Wellness Hubs

Local park and recreation agencies are uniquely positioned to serve as health and wellness hubs in communities across the country.

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2019 November Conservation Henrietta Lacks Park Inspires Bright Future for Baltimore Community 410

Henrietta Lacks Park Inspires Bright Future for Baltimore Community

With the help of NRPA’s Great Urban Parks Grant, the green infrastructure transformation of Henrietta Lacks Education Park in Baltimore is inspiring community involvement in parks and recreation.

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2019 November Social Equity A Rising Tide Social Equity in Baltimores Parks 410

A Rising Tide: Social Equity in Baltimore's Parks

The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks and other city agencies are working to establish goals and metrics to ensure all residents have access to similar resources throughout the city.

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2019 November NRPAUpdate CAPRA Fort Collins 410

CAPRA: A Tangible Guidepost for the City of Fort Collins

Fort Collins used the CAPRA Accreditation process strategically as a roadmap to examine, assess and improve its operations.

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2019 November NRPAUpdate CAPRA Accreditation 410

Announcing the Newly Accredited and Reaccredited CAPRA Agencies

These agencies have earned this national accreditation for park and recreation agencies — a measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management and service to the community.

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2019 November NRPAUpdate 2019 Gold Medal 410

Congratulations to the 2019 Gold Medal Award Winners

And remember, it’s never too early to start gathering the information needed to apply for the 2020 Gold Medal Awards!

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2019 November NRPAUpdate Product Spotlight 410

NRPA's New Product Spotlight Video Series

This new video series tells the story behind the design and development of some of the newest park and recreation products. Discover what makes these products unique.

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2019 November NRPAUpdate Sustainability Institute 410

Introducing the Sustainability Institute

NRPA, in conjunction with Oglebay’s National Training Center and North Carolina State University, introduces this new one-year school to teach students how to create a sustainability plan for agencies.

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2019 November NRPAUpdate Hot Topics Mother Son 410

Connect Hot Topics

NRPA members share their experiences with hosting events for mothers and sons.

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2019 November NRPAUpdate Member Benefit Fun Express 410

Member Benefit: Ready for the Holiday Event Season?

NRPA members have access to a 20 percent discount on the thousands of new items for the holiday season!

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2019 November NRPAUpdate Member Spotlight Katy Keller 410

Member Spotlight: Katy Keller, CPRP, AFO

Keller helped to launch a new agency and to develop more than 200 acres of parkland.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2019, November

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

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2019 November NRPAUpdate Professional Development 410

Professional Development Calendar

Apply today to attend the upcoming one-day Playground Maintenance Course Instructor workshop on December 5, 2019.

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2019 November Operations Privacy and Inclusion 410

Privacy and Inclusion

How can you create welcoming public facilities that truly serve?

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2019 November Park Bench Parramore Kidz Zone 410

Parramore Kidz Zone

Learn about the impact the Parramore Kidz Zone initiative has had on Orlando’s youth.

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