Features

2018 February Feature Top Trends 410

Top Trends in Parks and Recreation for 2018

Part tongue-in-cheek speculating and part fearless prognostication, here are NRPA’s Top Trends for 2018...

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2018 February Feature The Great Recession Impact on Parks and Recreation 410

The Great Recession’s Profound Impact on Parks and Recreation

A recent study, commissioned by NRPA and conducted by a team of Pennsylvania State University researchers, provides some important insight about how local government officials perceive parks and recreation...

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2018 February Feature Designing Effective RFPs 410

Designing Effective RFPs for Live Entertainment Events and Venues

What are some of the essential details needed for a well-crafted RFP?

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2018 February Feature Mountain View Champions Park 410

Collaboration: The Key to Development of Oregon’s Mountain View Champions Park

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District’s 21.5-acre “All Access” park

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Additional Articles

Calendar 410

NRPA Career Center

NRPA is dedicated to providing learning opportunities to advance the development of best practices and resources that make parks and recreation indispensable elements of American communities.

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2018 February Park Bench Good Lookin Out Alsip 410

Good Lookin’ Out Alsip

Alsip Park District in Illinois helps Chuck Epley, mayor of Plainville, Illinois, fulfill a dream for his community.

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2018 February Operations Some Innovative Playground Design Trends 410

Innovative Playground Design Trends and Fundraising Resources

Novel trends in design combined with innovative approaches to playground use and access to a variety of funding sources are making playgrounds a place to gather, play and stay.

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2018 February NRPA Update Member Benefit Networking Made Easy 410

Networking Made Easy

Some FAQs to help you optimize your use of NRPA Connect - a members-only website where you can receive information, ask industry questions and get insight into trends in the field.

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Hot Topics 410

Hot Topics

Check out what's trending this month on NRPA Connect!

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2018 February NRPA Update Member Spotlight Greg Brown 410

Member Spotlight: Greg Brown

Parks Superintendent for the City of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Department in Pinellas County, Florida.

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2018 February NRPA Update NRPA Provides Microgrant Funding 410

NRPA Provides Microgrant Funding

NRPA, in partnership with The Lakeshore Foundation, awarded four local park and recreation agencies $1,000 each in microgrant funding to implement an innovative, inclusive project.

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2018 February NRPA Update Move with Heart 410

#MoveWithHeart During American Heart Month

Take the #MoveWithHeart pledge now and move more for your heart health during American Heart Month...

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2018 February NRPA Update NRPA Connect Networks 410

NRPA Connect Networks

Grow your professional network - Join and become active in one of the NRPA Connect Networks.

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2018 February NRPA Update Its Your Time to Shine 410

It’s Your Time to Shine

Applications for all the NRPA awards programs and scholarship and fellowships are open now through March 23.

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2018 February Social Equity Applying Racial Equity Lens to Our Parks 410

Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Our Parks

Learn how Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis, all exemplary park departments, have successfully shifted their approach from mere inclusivity to racial equity.

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2018 February Health Wellness Healthy Detroit 410

Healthy Detroit: Building a Culture of Primary Prevention

After reading through the Affordable Care Act, Nicholas Mukhtar created Healthy Detroit, dedicated to improving health equity in Detroit.

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2018 February Conservation Promoting Active Transportation in El Paso 410

Promoting Active Transportation in El Paso

El Paso community members, participating in an Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel, deliver a design that provides much-needed stormwater management features, while creating amenities for a low-income community.

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2018 February Law Review Public Park Dedication Evident in LWCF Grant 410

Public Park Dedication Evident in LWCF Grant

Before any diversion of public parkland can occur, local government may have to strictly comply with procedural restrictions imposed by state and federal law.

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2018 February Advocacy Negative Impact of Higher Entrance Fees at National Parks 410

The Negative Impact of Higher Entrance Fees at National Parks

What these proposed higher fees may mean for national parks and the communities bordering them.

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2018 February Member to Member Tripping with the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association 410

‘Tripping’ with the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

How Western DuPage Special Recreation Association provides adults with disabilities a unique opportunity for growth and independence...

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2018 February Community Center Green Stormwater Infrasturcture 410

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Learn how, with the support of Southwest Airlines, three communities have implemented green stormwater infrastructure installations in their parks.

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Park Pulse 410

NRPA Park Pulse

This month’s poll looks at Americans' favorite place to take healthy eating or cooking classes.

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2018 February Research Inclusion in Parks and Recreation 410

Inclusion in Parks and Recreation

We recently surveyed agencies across the United States about what they do to ensure all their community members can enjoy parks and recreation.

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2017 December Editors Letter 410

Parks and Rec Up Close

As the new year unfolds, it’s not uncommon for park and recreation professionals to ask themselves: “What will the next 12 months bring?”

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2017 December Reflections on a Historic 2017 410

Passing the Baton

In the five months since becoming NRPA chair, I've had the opportunity to discuss two subjects about which I'm very passionate - park equity and the future of parks...

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2018, February

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

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