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A Stage for All

Explore how the City of Corvallis, Oregon, is fostering belonging through community theater.

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Shredding the Divide

Discover how Montgomery Parks’ skate park initiative is cultivating inclusive communities.

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Dan Buettner to Inspire Health and Happiness at the 2024 NRPA Annual Conference

Dan Buettner, author, explorer and founder of Blue Zones®, will deliver the keynote address at the 2024 NRPA Annual Conference.

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Equity in Practice at the 2024 NRPA Annual Conference

Explore 2024 NRPA Annual Conference sessions that support NRPA's Equity in Practice program.

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Seven Degrees to Healthy Communities

Learn how park and recreation professionals are supporting the seven dimensions of well-being.

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Conference Is Coming — Get Certified Today

The NRPA Annual Conference provides individuals the opportunity to achieve Continuing Education Units by participating in education sessions.

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Creating a Culture of Belonging

Discover how park and recreation professionals are cultivating a sense of belonging among community members.

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Beyond the Desk

The park and recreation director for Gilbert, Arizona, discusses the importance of leading actively and getting out in the field.

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Embracing Inclusivity and Community in Parks and Recreation

Park and recreation departments have historically run into a large issue — how to make their spaces inclusive and accessible for everyone so that all community members can partake in rest and recuperation.

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NRPA Membership Is Where You Belong

Become an NRPA Member to access the following benefits.

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Parks and Recreation Supports Older Adults

Learn about the facilities, services, outreach, programming and challenges found when providing accessible and affordable evidence-based programs and safe, inclusive environments to aging adults.

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Unwind With Parks and Recreation

Local park and recreation agencies are top providers of spaces and programming where people can enjoy their favorite activities, connect with people and nature, and destress.

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Time Outside Promotes Mental Well-Being

Discover how Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is advocating for increased access to the outdoors to promote mental health and well-being for all.

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Universally Accessible Treehouse Fosters Connections

Learn about Burlington Parks and Recreation’s universally accessible treehouse, the first of its kind in a Massachusetts public park.

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What I Learned Using American Sign Language as Equity Training

Discover how American Sign Language classes foster inclusion and serve as equity training among park staff.

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Stewarding Distinctive Spaces in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Illinois’ Crystal Lake Park District demonstrates how park and recreation professionals can manage unique community spaces.

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Park Dedication Fee Proportional to Development?

The case of Puce v. City of Burnsville considered whether the imposition of a park dedication fee was consistent with state law and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

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Hop, Skip, Play: Creating Accessible Play Value at Splash Pads

Learn about the importance of positive experiences around water and the thought that goes into designing welcoming play spaces.

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Healthy Communities, Parks and Splash Pads

As demographics, health and inclusion concerns evolve, aging facilities and new projects must step up to keep communities engaged and active.

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Showing Up to Summer Camp

A fitness and wellness supervisor emphasizes the importance of being present while remembering the magic of summer camps.

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