Features

2020 November Feature A New Approach to Parks and Recreation System Planning 410

A New Approach to Parks and Recreation: System Planning

Learn how today’s environment is shifting park and recreation professionals’ thinking about the future of the profession.

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2020 November Feature Making the Most of Your Partnerships 2 410

Making the Most of Your Partnerships

What makes a park and recreation agency-foundation relationship effective to maximize the benefits of these valuable partnerships?

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2020 November Feature Proctor Creek Turns to Green Innovation 410

Proctor Creek Turns to Green Innovation

Find out how local parks in Atlanta, Georgia, are helping to solve the plastic pollution problem.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Striving to Learn More and Be Better

Through research and evaluation, NRPA wants to demonstrate how the park and recreation field is an essential solution provider for our most pressing health, environmental and social issues.

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Vi Paynich 410

Investing in Knowledge

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic places greater importance on research and evaluation, which offers a roadmap for park and recreation agencies — especially as they develop their master plans.

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2020 November We Are Parks and Rec CPRP Four Powerful Letters 410revised

CPRP: Four Powerful Letters in the Park and Rec Field

An NRPA member shares her CPRP journey and explains how the experience reaffirmed her passion for the field of parks and recreation.

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November Share

Share Your Industry Expertise in Parks & Recreation Magazine

Here are some ways that you can contribute editorial ideas and content to NRPA’s award-winning magazine.

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2020 November We Are Parks and Rec 2020 NRPA Directors School Unique Experience 410

2020 NRPA Directors School – This Year’s Unique Experience for Students

Despite an ongoing pandemic, Year One and Two students have been able to thrive in a virtual environment!

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2020 November We Are Parks and Rec GivingTuesday 410

GivingTuesday: Make a Difference on December 1!

Learn the myriad ways you can support NRPA and the park and recreation profession through charitable giving.

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2020 November We Are Parks and Rec Member Benefit Certification 410

Member Benefit: The Perfect Gift for Staff — Certification (at a Discount)

With NRPA group certification discount packages, you can provide your employees with the opportunity to earn CPRP and/or CPRE certifications at a discounted rate.

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2020 November Research Falling Tax Revenues Affect Park and Recreation Budgets 410

Falling Tax Revenues Affect Park and Recreation Budgets

With state and local tax revenues unlikely to recover quickly due to an economic recession brought on by a global pandemic, park and recreation agencies likely will be on the defensive as they work to protect their budgets.

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410 November Park Pulse

Make Parks and Recreation a Part of Your Family Tradition this Holiday

Three in four U.S. adults say it’s important for people to have access to outdoor amenities during fall and winter to continue or create new family traditions.

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2020 November Finance for the Field Creating New Parks in Advance of Development 410

Creating New Parks in Advance of Development

Understand why forward-thinking measures mean inserting a reimbursement clause in parkland dedication ordinances.

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2020 November Advocacy Advancing Policies for Green Infrastructure in Parks 410

Advancing Policies for Green Infrastructure in Parks

NRPA has identified green infrastructure and how it can be supported and implemented in local parks as a top legislative priority.

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2020 November Health and Wellness Research with Juvenile Justice Involved Youth 410

Research with Juvenile Justice Involved Youth as a Matter of Ethics

The task of improving the well-being and quality of life of communities necessitates that we use ethical research practices, especially when the data involves youth.

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2020 November Equity Mixed Method Evaluations Paint a Park Equity Portrait 410

Mixed-Method Evaluations Paint a Park Equity Portrait

While evaluation requires a basic understanding of the principles of study design, sampling and analysis, it is an art gained through practice employing a suite of complementary mixed methods.

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2020 November Conservation Park and Recreation Professionals Advancing Greener Parks 410

Park and Recreation Professionals Advancing Greener Parks

NRPA has identified green infrastructure and how it can be supported and implemented in local parks as a top legislative priority.

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2020 November Law Review Citizen Activism Can Preserve LWCF Funded Park Resources 410

Citizen Activism Can Preserve LWCF-Funded Park Resources

The case of Save the Park & Build the School v. National Park Service shines a spotlight on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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2020 November Operations The Benefit of Walking Tracks 410

The Benefit of Walking Tracks

Since walking is an any-season sport, durability and ease of maintenance are critical to keeping tracks consistently accessible.

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2020 November Operations Making Public Restrooms Safe During COVID 19 410

Making Public Restrooms Safe During COVID-19

Here are some ways to keep your public restrooms safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 November Park Bench A Bike Park for Everyone 410

A Bike Park for Everyone

Take a closer look at why the popularity of the new Crown Mountain Bike Park has exploded — from its progressive design to features that focus on every stage of a rider’s development.

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Parks Recreation Crossword 410

Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2020, November

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

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