Features

2022 January Feature Plan Z for Miami 410

Plan Z for Miami

A multi-modal plan is kickstarting a bicycle and pedestrian highway culture change in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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2022 January Feature Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2022 410

Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2022

Richard J. Dolesh predicts what trends will impact the field of parks and recreation in the upcoming year.

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2022 January Feature Next Practices for the Post Pandemic 2020s 410

Next Practices for the Post-Pandemic 2020s

Learn how park and recreation can shape the future with next practices for programs, places and paying for it all.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

2022 Trends Address Today's Challenges

When we combine increasing accessibility with evolving products like electronic bikes, we find challenges that need to be managed.

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Vi Paynich 410

A New Year With New Insights and Fresh Ideas

The new year is a chance for thought leaders who have their finger on the pulse of emerging trends to share what they’ve gleaned.

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2022 January We Are Parks and Rec 40 Years of Law Review 410

40 Years of Law Review

Get to know James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D., author of the monthly column.

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2022 January We Are Parks and Rec Transforming Fair Park in Dallas 410

Transforming Fair Park in Dallas

The Community Park within Fair Park is the first step to putting the green back in the park.

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2022 January We Are Parks and Rec Parks and Recreation Wins Gold 2021 Trendy Awards 410

Parks & Recreation Wins Gold in 2021 TRENDY Awards

NRPA's magazine take top honor for “Best Monthly Trade Association Magazine.”

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2022 January We Are Parks and Rec Solving Access and Inclusion Issues 410

Member Benefit: Solving Access and Inclusion Issues

NRPA members receive a discount on all accessibility audits and services provided by WT Group LLC.

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2022 January Research Parks and Recreation Feels Impact of Labor Shortage 410

Parks and Recreation Feels Impact of Labor Shortage

Park and recreation agencies are competing with private-sector employers for enthusiastic and qualified workers.

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2022 January Park Pulse 410

Parks and Recreation Brings Health and Wellness Into the New Year

Ninety-four percent of U.S. adults have health and wellness goals for 2022.

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2022 January Finance The Trend of Expanding the Scope of Parkland Dedication Ordinances 410

The Trend of Expanding the Scope of Parkland Dedication Ordinances

The unrealized potential of parkland dedication ordinances is arguably the lowest hanging fruit of capital funding sources for parks.

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2022 January Advocacy A Three Pronged Approach to the Success of Michigans Parks 410

A Three-Pronged Approach to the Success of Michigan's Parks

If the past two years have taught us anything, it is that nobody can succeed on their own, and the success of parks and recreation is certainly not exempt.

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2022 January Health and Wellness Learning to Live to the Fullest 410

Learning to Live to the Fullest

Writer and speaker Mirna Valerio encourages people to live their lives to the fullest via outdoor experiences in whatever spaces and ways they enjoy most.

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2022 January Equity Creating Awareness About Youth Sports Equity 410

Creating Awareness About Youth Sports Equity

NRPA developed goals and principles that guide how we collaborate with park and recreation professionals to ensure all youth have the opportunity, motivation and access to play sports.

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2022 January Conservation Sustainable Construction Decisions 410

Sustainable Construction Decisions

Learn more about this natural solution for the Northbrook Park District in Illinois.

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2022 January Law Review Public Golf Course Volunteers Make Minimum Wage Claim 410

Public Golf Course Volunteers Make Minimum Wage Claim

In the case, Adams v. Palm Beach County, Plaintiffs allege they are entitled to minimum wage payments under state and federal law.

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2022 January Operations The Clubhouse Ardmores Way to Play 410

The Clubhouse: Ardmore's Way to Play

This family entertainment center has served thousands of people, increased tourism to the city and received community gratitude.

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2022 January Park Bench Park Bench Armindas Bench An Enduring Love Story 410

Arminda's Bench: An Enduring Love Story

Read Harold McKay’s touching story about his beloved wife who inspired an idea.

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