Features

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30 Under 30 for 2021

Parks & Recreation magazine and NRPA’s Young Professional Network introduce a new program that profiles the 30 young park and recreation professionals to watch this year.

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2021 February Feature Worth the Wait Sandorf Park Renovation Is Complete 410

Worth the Wait — the Sandorf Park Renovation Is Complete!

Learn what challenges park professionals in Indianapolis, Indiana, endured and how they made this important park renovation a reality for their community.

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2021 February Feature Esports From Why Do It to How Can I Get Into It 410

Esports: From Why Do It to How Can I Get Into It?

Explore why esports is thriving in communities nationwide and what you should know before incorporating it into your recreation programming.

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Additional Articles

2020 December Perspectives My Perspective on Special Events Mike Kelly 410

True Park Leadership Is About Public Service

Park professionals across the country are looked upon as leaders in our respective states, cities, towns and neighborhoods.

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Passing the Torch

Our seasoned professionals have dedicated their careers to mentoring the next generation of park and recreation leaders.

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2021 February We Are Parks and Rec Congratulations to the Newly Certified Professionals and Executives 410

Congratulations to the Newly Certified Professionals and Executives!

Congratulations to the Newly Certified Professionals and Executives! | We Are Parks and Recreation | Parks & Recreation Magazine | NRPA

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2021 February We Are Parks and Rec Gary Haller Leaves Major Legacy 410

Gary Haller Leaves Major Legacy in Johnson County, Kansas

Hear from park and recreation agencies who experienced the first-ever virtual CAPRA visit.

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2021 February Research How Strained Budgets Led to Maintenance Deferments 410

How Strained Budgets Led to Maintenance Deferments and Capital Project Delays

Understand why there is a tremendous price for canceling or deferring capital investments.

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Parks and Recreation Provides Opportunities to Get Active

Four in five U.S. adults report a change in their physical activity in 2020.

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2021 February Advocacy Voters Overwhelmingly Supported Park Funding Ballot Initiatives 2020 410

Voters Overwhelmingly Supported Park Funding Ballot Initiatives in 2020

Voters in 48 jurisdictions through the country had the opportunity to determine the future and purpose of their local outdoor spaces.

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2021 February Health and Wellness An Urgency to Act 410

An Urgency to Act

NRPA’s objective is to create a future where all people have access to the benefits of quality parks and recreation.

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2021 February Equity Staging a New ACT 410

Staging a New ACT

All our advocacy needs to be supported by education, documentation, data and sound reasoning.

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2021 February Conservation Reflecting on Systemic Racism in Conservation 410

Reflecting on Systemic Racism in Conservation

Learn how Louisville Parks and Recreation has taken significant steps toward addressing systemic issues within the structure of its natural areas program.

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2021 February Law Review Sweeps of Homeless Encampments in Parks During COVID 19 410

‘Sweeps’ of Homeless Encampments in Parks During COVID-19

Take a closer look at the facts surrounding the case of Berry v. Hennepin County.

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2021 February Operations A Positive Turnaround in a Challengingg Year 410

A Positive Turnaround in a Challenging Year

Learn how city of Brooklyn Park (Minnesota) golf courses kept up maintenance in 2020.

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2021 February Finance for the Field Park and Recreation Department Assets Valuable to Partners 410

Park and Recreation Department Assets Are Valuable to Potential Partners

Successful synergy from collaboration requires fusing the complementary resources of the partners in a project that mutually benefits all parties involved.

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2021 February Park Bench NASCOW Race 410

NASCOW Race Raises ‘Moolah’ for a Good Cause

Frying Pan Farm Park hosts its inaugural cow race.

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