Features

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Going Above and Beyond

Baltimore County (Maryland) Recreation and Parks (BCRP) department staff answer a call to duty by providing essential services to community members in the midst of the coronavirus and a racial reckoning.

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Addressing Equity

Learn how the Douglasville Parks and Recreation department staff are developing services with an emphasis on equity to expand access for all.

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Revisiting Minimum Wage Increases

Staff from three agencies discuss how they are tackling minimum wage increases.

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Additional Articles

Kristine Stratton 410

Equity at the Center

With the launch of our strategic plan — We Are Parks And Recreation — NRPA has explicitly placed equity at the center of everything we do.

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Vi Paynich 410

Equity Is Not a State of Mind

Park and recreation professionals advocate for their community members by bringing attention to racial, economic and health inequities that exist in their communities.

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2020 September We Are Parks and Rec Great Expectations 410

Great Expectations: Financially Balancing Quality Programming and Equity

Using business acumen coupled with a cost recovery plan, the services park and recreation professionals provide can be equally accessible and available to all people.

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2020 September We Are Parks and Rec Eugene Young 410

NRPA Life Trustee Eugene Young Passes Away

From working as a summer camp counselor to the longest-serving superintendent in East Baton Rouge Parish in history, Young spent 57 years working to make life better through parks and recreation.

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2020 September We Are Parks and Rec 2020 Conference 410

2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience

Not only will the virtual conference bring park and recreation professionals and advocates together as a community, but it will also serve as a platform for networking and exchanging ideas in new and imaginative ways.

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Connect Hot Topics

An NRPA Member asks the community to share ideas on special events during the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep their community engaged and safe.

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Member Benefit: Technology's Role in Safer Recreation

Working as a complement to registration systems, ePACT was ready to take on the rapidly changing, complex challenges organizations would face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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2020 September Research NRPA Engagement with Parks Report 410

NRPA Engagement with Parks Report

Every year, the NRPA Research team surveys 1,000 U.S. adults to better understand how people connect with parks and recreation, the results from which serve as the basis for the NRPA Engagement with Parks Report.

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2020 September Park Pulse 410

Equitable Access to Parks and Recreation Is Vital to Communities Everywhere

A large majority of U.S. adults say it's important for people to have fair and just access to high-quality park and recreation programs, services and facilities that create healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities.

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2020 September Finance Role Parks Open Spaces Reducing Taxes 410

The Role of Parks and Open Spaces in Reducing Taxes

Taking a closer look at the economic costs and benefits of parks and open spaces that have largely been ignored in planning studies in the past.

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2020 September Advocacy Local Access Is An Equity Issue 410

Local Access Is an Equity Issue

The NRPA public policy and advocacy team's goal is to help increase the positive impact on our communities by advancing an accessible, inclusive, welcoming and memorable parks experience for everyone.

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2020 September Health and Wellness Integrating Equity 410

Integrating Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion Practices

Park and recreation programs have played a historic role in our country’s struggle toward social equality and civil rights.

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2020 September Conservation Moving Forward 410

Moving Forward: Making Racial Equity Real

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, Illinois addresses institutionalized racism by examining how it has impacted the patterns of investment in and stewardship of the preserves.

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2020 September Law Review Park Law Enforcement Civil Rights 410

Park Law Enforcement Civil Rights Claims

In the case of Risse v. Porter, the plaintiff asserts a number of federal civil rights claims against the defendants, including a violation of the plaintiff's First Amendment rights.

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2020 September Operations Meet the Donors 410

Meet the Donors: 2020 Parks Build Community Project

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow reopening of our nation, the Orlando, Florida, Parks Build Community Grand Avenue Park project continues to move forward.

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2020 September Park Bench Breaking Barriers 410

Breaking Barriers to Live Abundantly

A Nashville, Tennessee-based adventure club is breaking down barriers to the outdoors so that everyone can enjoy the wellness benefits of parks and open spaces.

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Parks & Recreation Crossword: 2020, September

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

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