Features

2020 July Feature Celebrating YOU 410

Celebrating YOU This July

For Park and Recreation month 2020, NRPA honors the park and recreation heroes who make the profession essential to communities.

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2020 July Feature Post Pandemic World 410

Parks and Recreation in a Post-Pandemic World

From best practice to next practice, the top 10 trends impacting the field of parks and recreation during the post-COVID-19 era.

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2020 July Feature Spokanes Riverfront Pavilion 410

Spokane's Riverfront Pavilion

In September 2020, the city of Spokane, Washington, Hill International and their partners completed the renovation of the pavilion at Riverfront Park to breathe new life into the city's downtown area.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

We Are Parks and Recreation

This year, we are using Park and Recreation Month to kick off an ongoing push to elevate the field of parks and recreation by celebrating you.

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Gina Mullins Cohen 410

Celebrating Our Park and Recreation Professionals

Our country is facing many challenges, and park and recreation professionals stand out as a beacon of hope for the progress that can be made to overcome these challenges.

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2020 July We Are Parks and Rec Tennis Anyone 410

Tennis, Anyone?

Learn how tennis is primed to serve a central role in the recovery of communities across the United States.

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2020 July We Are Parks and Rec Feeding Glenview 410

Feeding Glenview

Glenview Park District staff are providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding upon Historic Wagner Farm’s normal functions to include increased food production.

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2020 July Remembering Barry Tindall 410

Remembering Barry S. Tindall

NRPA lost one of its longest serving staff members in the history of the association on May 10, 2020.

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2020 July We Are Parks and Rec Chris Kochtitzky Passes Away 410

Renowned Public Health Expert Chris Kochtitzky Passes Away

Kochtitzky was a tenacious public health professional who pursued his work with vigor, charm, wisdom and intelligence.

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2020 July We Are Parks and Rec Member Benefit 410

Member Benefit: The ADA and COVID-19

CDC leads the fight against the pandemic and acknowledges that discrimination on the basis of disability violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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2020 July Research Data Reveals Elevated Need 410

Data Reveals Elevated Need for Parks and Recreation

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a spotlight on the essential nature of parks and recreation.

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Park Pulse 410

Park and Recreation Sponsored Summertime Activities Are Vital to Communities Everywhere

Nine in 10 U.S. adults want children to have access to community-based programs and services during the summer.

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2020 July Finance For The Field Rise Decline Golf 410

Implications of the Rise and Decline of Golf

Learn how a consistent annual decline in the number of golf players has affected property values in golf communities and what can be done to help failing courses.

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2020 June Advocacy is the Path Forward for Parks and Recreation 410

Advocacy Is the Path Forward for Parks and Recreation

One of NRPA's top advocacy goals is to heighten public awareness of the vital function that parks and recreation centers fulfill in our communities.

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2020 July Conservation Fight Against Tick Borne Disease Final 410

The Fight Against Tick-Borne Disease

Understand how partnering with local public health agencies can help protect your community from vector-related illnesses.

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2020 July Health and Wellness Mobile Recreation 410

Mobile Recreation for Fun, Health and Wellness

Mobile recreation may be an appropriate strategy to meet the urgent need for additional recreational opportunities in underserved areas.

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2020 July Social Equity Nature Must Be Accessible to All 410

Nature Must Be Accessible to All

Now, more than ever, the benefits of breathing freely in nature must be accessible to all.

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2020 July Law Review Deer Management at National Seashore 410

NEPA Process for Deer Management at National Seashore

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit determines whether the National Park Service’s White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore had complied with the National Environmental Policy Act.

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2020 July Operations Build Goes On 410

The Build Goes On!

The National Recreation and Park Association's 10th Parks Build Community (PBC) project continues with the Grand Avenue Park renovation in Orlando, Florida.

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2020 July Operations Parks Build Community 2019 410

Parks Build Community 2019: Baltimore Project Evaluation

NRPA and its research partners provide a Year One report on the evaluation of the health, public safety and economic impacts of the Baltimore PBC project.

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2020 July Operations Swim School 2020 410

Swim School 2020: The ReCreation of RECreation

Learn why water safety education does not require a pool, especially in the age of COVID-19.

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2020 July Park Bench Grand Canyons of La Jolla 410

The MAP of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla

A newly installed mosaic at Kellogg Park in California serves as an educational tool and highlights the best of what nature has to offer.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2020, July

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

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