Features

2021 July Feature Telling Our Park and Recreation Story 410

Telling ‘Our Park and Recreation Story’

Take a closer look at the inspiration behind July’s Park and Recreation Month cover photo.

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2021 July Feature Diversity Equity and Inclusion A Personal Journey 410

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Personal Journey

Learn why NRPA released a host of diversity, equity and inclusion resources.

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2021 July Feature Tennis Holds Cort in a Pandemic 410

Tennis Holds Court in a Pandemic

A recent study reveals why tennis attracted 3 million new players in 2020.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Our Park and Recreation Story

Our park and recreation stories are embedded in why professionals joined this field and stuck with it.

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Park and Recreation Month Resonates With People

This month’s Park and Recreation Month issue had Executive Editor Vi Paynich reflecting on her own personal connection to the field.

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2021 July We Are PR Outdoor Programming for Any Department 2 410

Outdoor Programming for Any Department

Outdoor programs not only benefit community members’ health and wellness, but also benefit the community through sharing a common experience with neighbors from other backgrounds.

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2021 July Member Benefit Join NRPA Young Professionals Network 410

Member Benefit: Join the NRPA Young Professional Network!

A national support group of young professionals, the YPN is open to park and recreation students and young professionals ages 35 and younger.

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2021 July Research NRPA Releases 2021 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey Report 410

NRPA Releases 2021 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey Report

The 2021 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report features detailed base salary and bonus data for 10 typical park and recreation agency positions.

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2021 July Park Pulse 410x410

Communities Value Park and Recreation Infrastructure

Seven in 10 people agree park and recreation community infrastructure is extremely or very important.

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2021 July Finance for the Field Coproduction Partnering With Nonprofit Organizations to Deliver Services 410

Coproduction: Partnering With Nonprofit Organizations to Deliver Services

Coproduction helps minimize the impact of budget cuts on service delivery by developing strategies for transitioning the programming element of these services to the groups that benefit from them.

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2021 July Advocacy Common Cents The Economic Argument for Parks and Recreation 410

Common Cents: The Economic Argument for Parks and Recreation

As federal funding filters down to states and localities, local leaders will face difficult decisions about where and how to invest resources.

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2021 July Health and Wellness The Importance of Inclusion and Access in Youth Sports 410

The Importance of Inclusion and Access in Youth Sports

Youth who engage in sports not only grow up more physically active but also gain mental and social health benefits that follow them into adulthood.

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2021 July Equity Paws and Recreation 410

Paws and Recreation: Creating Inclusion With Service Dogs

Service dogs are “task trained” dogs (of any breed) that enhance the ability of a person to participate in everyday opportunities.

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2021 July Conservation Bernalillo County Benefits From NRPA Programs 410

Bernalillo County Benefits From NRPA Programs

The grant-funded project, Second Street Landscaping Project, enabled vegetation and green stormwater infrastructure to be installed along this pre-existing trail.

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2021 July Law Review Park Homeless Encampment Closure During COVID 19 Pandemic 410

Park Homeless Encampment Closure During COVID-19 Pandemic

Learn the full details behind the case of Santa Cruz Homeless v. Bernal.

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2021 July Operations How Parks and Recreation Safely Brought Back Aquatics Programming 410

How Parks and Recreation Safely Brought Back Aquatics Programming

Find out how City of American Canyon in California’s Napa County was able to reopen its facilities successfully using a three-phase approach.

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2021 July Park Bench Environmentalist Pitches Bison Bridge 410

Environmentalist Pitches Bison Bridge Idea for Interstate 80 Crossing

Environmental leader Chad Pregracke proposes turning the Interstate 80 (I-80) Mississippi River into a Bison Bridge, where wildlife can roam freely and visitors can enjoy panoramic views.

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